''If We Can Move Tomorrow Then Tomorrow It Is!'' - Spurs Boss Is Desperate To Move Into New Stadium
There's still no clue as to when Tottenham Hotspur will be able to play their first game at their new home but boss Mauricio Pochettino says the wait will be worth it.
Construction at the site has been beset with delays, meaning Wembley Stadium has been Spurs' home for a lot longer than was originally anticipated. It is understood the biggest stumbling block to the stadium being "match ready" is teething problems with the fire safety systems.
At his press conference yesterday, Pochettino was asked if it would be better if Spurs stayed at Wembley for the entire season.
"That is plan B! It is not in our mind," he replied. "No I am not worried that it (damages form) and when the stadium is ready we are going to move.
"Only if the chairman changes the idea. But my idea is to move as soon as possible. If we can move tomorrow then tomorrow it is. I think we will know better in January or the end of the year in December. I hope if it is not January then it is February. I think it is so close.
"Yesterday I was there and it is so close. The bowl is ready and there are a few things that need to be sorted and hope that the people who need to sign the permission will be nice and [sign] as soon as possible."
Pochettino gave an update on the site, revealing: "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."