UEFA set deadline for Tottenham to get stadium ready for knockouts

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur secured Champions League knockout qualification last night with a little help from their friends at PSV.

Spurs needed to match whatever result Inter Milan achieved on the night, and as they were playing dead and buried PSV at home, this would likely be all three points.

However, the away side scored early on to take the lead and ended up just about holding on for a 1-1 draw.

This meant that Tottenham’s late equalising goal at the Camp Nou was enough to send them through on their head to head record with Inter.

Tottenham now face a race against time to get their new stadium ready for the round of 16 fixtures.

UEFA allowed them to use Wembley for the group stage, but is extremely unlikely they will be able to use two different grounds through the knockout stages.

The Mirror report that UEFA said this in a statement: “UEFA is in close contact with Tottenham Hotspur FC regarding this matter. A decision will be taken in due course and in any case before February 2019.”

This implies that Spurs will need the stadium ready by February, or must be 100% it will be ready in time for the first knockout game.

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