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Tottenham New Stadium Faces Problems Ahead of its Completion

Tottenham Hotspur’s new ground was supposed to be ready before the start of the 2018/19 season, but now it appears that it won’t open for another 3 m

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Once completed, the Spurs' new stadium will seat 62,000 fans

Construction problems cause delays

The London club have previously announced to their supporters their new ground won’t be open on time, with the new preliminary date set around middle of October, which would have been ready in time for Spurs to host Man City on October 28. But now, an online recruitment agency posted a job advertisement indicating:

“10 electricians required for immediate start in North London on a large commercial project.”

It is understood this post refers to Tottenham’s new 62,000-seater ground and it likely that it’s opening will be delayed for another three months, which will add further disappointment to fans.

Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino has transformed the club which now competes at the highest level, spearheaded by the prolific Harry Kane.

“If our stadium is not ready we need to find a way to play at Wembley because three stadiums in one season would be too much,” commented Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “Maybe the day after the NFL game the pitch is not in the best condition.”

“But we need to make the effort and try to play in the end because maybe to find another date will be difficult. We all feel disappointed with the announcement from the club this week.”

The club’s executives have faced other problems with their own supporters recently when they announced plans to christen the new ground with a bland name: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Their former ground’s name White Hart Lane carried a certain level of panache, and since the name wasn’t carried over to the new stadium, supporters expected at least a corporate sponsor to bear the name of the ground. Online sportsbooks in UK predict it could have brought in at least £20m per season to the club, which would have helped them bring in additional talents to the team.

Pochettino has made Spurs play attractive football of the highest quality

Making the squad revolve around Harry Kane was one of his best tactical successes…

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

Tottenham have been performing brilliantly in the past few seasons under Pochettino’s guidance; the Argentine took charge of the club in 2014 and Spurs have been a tour de force in the Premier League since then. Among many of his great decisions that have shaped the club and brought them to where they are now (regularly competing at the highest level), making the squad revolve around Harry Kane was one of his best tactical successes.

The 25-year-old striker wasn’t always showing great promise in front of goal, but when he became a regular starter under Pochettino results started to change for the better – both for Kane himself and for the club. Since 2014, Kane has scored 135 goals for Tottenham in all competitions, which averages to more than 30 goals per season, with his most prolific being last campaign (2017/18) when he struck the net an incredible 41 times.

For that reason providers of internet betting in UK have high hopes for them to finish in the top four of the Premier League; their odds to do so are 18/25 (1.72), while Kane’s chances of becoming the league’s top goalscorer are 10/3 (4.33). Taking his superb goal haul over the last four in consideration, it’s quite likely that he’ll claim the prize.

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