Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea at Wembley Stadium this weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that he is excited about the club’s new stadium having visited the site on Wednesday.
Spurs are back in action against Chelsea this weekend, returning after the international break having beaten Crystal Palace 1-0 in their last Premier League outing.
The game will again take place at Wembley, with Spurs still waiting to get into their new stadium, with the whole project months behind schedule.
Tottenham ambitiously aimed to get into their new home in September, but delays and safety issues have resulted in Spurs seeing out 2018 at Wembley, with fans still unclear when the new home will be ready.
Now, Pochettino has revealed that he visited the stadium on Wednesday, and remains excited about their new home, and believes that Spurs should be able to play their first game there in February.
“I am not suffering for things that have not happened or with a situation that we have not faced because it is not in my hands,” said Pochettino. “Yesterday afternoon we were there, checking the facilities, the changing rooms and everything, We are so excited, we cannot wait to move there. We understand that it is a fantastic project for the future of the club that will be forever. To wait maybe one or two months more, we need to have patience. We are so disappointed because we expect to play in 2018 and it should be ready for play before the end of the year but that is not going to be possible and we need to wish and hope that in January or February we can move there and it will be a fantastic moment for everyone, the supporters, the players. It will be a massive boost.”
Pochettino will be going up against former Spurs target Ross Barkley this weekend, but was keen to ignore all talk of him facing Spurs, wishing the ex-Everton man well with Chelsea after he failed to make the move to North London earlier this year.
“I’m not going to talk about things that were a possibility to happen or not happen or a player at a different club. What happened happened. Everyone can have their opinion but we need to move on. Every transfer window, every summer we’re looking to try to improve the team. There’s a lot of names in our desk. Now is a moment to move on, he’s a player at Chelsea that was at Everton. We wish him the best at his new club,” he added.