Tottenham Hotspur were scheduled to move into their new stadium on the 15th of September last year, a titanic opening date against Premier League title rivals Liverpool.
However, the match ended up being played at Wembley, and Spurs lost the tie 2-1.
Where would Tottenham be now if they had moved into the 62,062 seat state-of-the-art ground that day? Who knows. It could have had a negative effect as they adapted to the new setting, or it could have given them a vital boost.
It seems this dilemma is still haunting chairman Daniel Levy, with the stadium having faced delay after delay this season.
The predicted opening date is now March at the earliest, and Pochettino has revealed that Levy is unsure whether it would be best to move now or not.
Poch himself would like to make the switch this weekend if possible, but it seems as if Levy is more in two minds about the decision.
Poch said (Football London): “For me Sunday would be perfect to play. How is the stadium today? For me to have the opportunity to move to our new stadium will be massive, massive, massive, massive thing for us, massive for our fans. I cannot wait to move there and start to play. I told Daniel, for me, because you know he always listens to the rumours, listens to people talking and always arrives in my office and says ‘what do you think is going to be good, to move there or not?’. I said ‘200 per cent Daniel, in the moment that it will be ready to play, we need to move there and start to create our home there’. It’s going to be a massive impact for us.”
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