Watford kick up fuss over Carabao Cup ground

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It has been well documented that Tottenham’s brand new 62,000 seat stadium will not be ready for its original grand opening date against Liverpool on the 15th of September.

Spurs have been forced to move fixtures in the foreseeable future to Wembley, their home of last season.

However, unfortunately the national stadium is already booked during the third round Carabao Cup tie weekend, and Tottenham happened to draw a home game against Watford.

Spurs have now applied to the EFL to hold the game at a neutral ground, namely Stadium MK, of the MK Dons.

Watford are said to be in dismay of this decision, with one source telling Sky Sports News: “The integrity of the competition should stand above everything else. If Tottenham cannot fulfil the fixture, then we believe it should be reversed.”

Javi Garcia, Watford manager, had this to say: “If they cannot play at Wembley, they should play at Watford.I would say no to a different stadium.

“It has happened in the Premier League as they cannot play at their stadium so in the Carabao Cup it can be the same thing.”

However, it looks as if the application will go through, and we could be seeing a third home ground for Tottenham this season.

The club released the following statement: “The club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 per cent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents.

“In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.”

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