Tottenham’s new stadium move
Following Tottenham’s Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, attention again switched to the new Spurs stadium.
Will Tottenham play their quarterfinal tie in their new home?
UEFA are yet to clarify this issue, although Mauricio Pochettino is confident the move will happen shortly.
Mauricio Pochettino believes the home leg of Tottenham Hotspur Champions League quarter-final will be staged away from Wembley at the brand #NewSpursStadium:
"I expect to play in the new stadium. The wish is to play"
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) March 6, 2019
Toby Alderweireld: Edge over every club in the world
The London Evening Standard have posted fresh quotes from Toby Alderweireld about Tottenham’s new stadium.
In the not too distant past, chatter was high about Alderweireld’s possible Spurs exit.
The Belgian was rumoured to be a Man United target.
However, following the Borussia Dortmund match, Alderweireld was keen to discuss the potential impact of the club’s new ground:
Even if we’ve never played there, it’s going to be our home.
We did well at Wembley but to make it our home was difficult. Sometimes the stadium wasn’t full because there was a maximum [attendance cap] as well. The new stadium will be massive for us.
In the north London derby, even at Wembley, the atmosphere was incredible. Imagine that atmosphere at the new stadium. There will be no club in the world like this.
— Tom Collomosse (@TomCStandard) March 6, 2019
Alderweireld is under contract at Tottenham until 2020.
Back in January Spurs exercised an option to extend Alderweireld’s contract by 12 months, but the club could risk losing the centre-half for £25m in the summer.
Alderweireld after Borussia Dortmund