Pochettino wants victory for fans over new Tottenham stadium delay

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has thanked the Tottenham Hotspur supporters for their patience regarding the delays experienced with the new stadium.

The 62,062 seater stadium was originally due to open on Saturday 15th September for the visit of Liverpool in the Premier League, only for the game to be moved to Wembley due to issues with critical safety systems.

Tottenham fans have had to endure with watching home fixtures at the national stadium since the beginning of last season as work continues on their new home.

In a statement issued by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy last month, it was revealed that the remainder of the club’s home fixtures would be played at Wembley.  The new stadium is not expected to open until January 2019 at the earliest.

There have been concerns regarding the state of the Wembley pitch after three successive weeks of American Football left the surface in a poor condition for last Monday’s defeat to Manchester City.

Pochettino wants to repay the fan base by beating PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League tomorrow evening.

He was quoted by Eurosport as saying: “We cannot ask more from them. We, the club, (chairman) Daniel (Levy) we feel sorry for them. Of course, we all expected to be in the new stadium in this period. We can only be grateful as to be at Wembley for them is tougher than it is for us,

“We hope we can pay back all the effort by winning tomorrow. It’s the only way we can repay them.”

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