Mauricio Pochettino admits it would be a huge boost to Tottenham if they were able to move into their new stadium by February. Spurs’ move to the new 62,000-seater home missed its August and September deadlines due to contractors falling behind plus critical alarm system failures, and last month the club announced that they would stay at Wembley until at least the end of 2018.
The club are still unsure at this stage when they might get the go-ahead to return to the White Hart Lane site and have yet to announce any test dates, with an update expected at the beginning of December.
Tottenham have a contingency plan in place, having applied to play the remainder of their home matches this season at Wembley should the new ground not be ready in time.
However, Pochettino, who visited the stadium on Wednesday, is praying to move in by early 2019.
He said: “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. “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.”