Pochettino's Stadium Hopes
It has been over 500 days now that Spurs fans have been without a stadium to call their own and it's easy to understand why there might be growing tension on the terraces of Wembley. Spurs were meant to have moved into their new stadium on the 15th of September but that date has been and gone and still, they are no sooner to having an official move-in date.
The delayed move was down to safety concerns which has subsequently meant that chairmen Daniel Levy has had to ask the FA for more time at Wembley and even means Spurs will play a Carabao Cup game at Milton Keynes' home ground. The heavyweight tussle between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on the 22nd of September meant Spurs fans would have to make the hour and a half trip to Stadium MK for their tie against Watford.
Pochettino's men do look like a team that are missing some sort of identity and even if the 2017/2018 season could be considered a success after some initial woes at Wembley Stadium
, the situation looks to be turning into a tiresome one. There wasn't a single addition to the Spurs side over the summer transfer window, which has left a very promising and young outfit looking ever so stale.
The chance to move into a new stadium would undoubtedly freshen things up but with that some time off still, Spurs could battle to keep pace with the league leaders as they continue their nomadic journey in the Premier League.
At 5/6, Spurs are still the bookies' choice to secure the last top-four spot even if a couple of early defeats to Watford and Liverpool have put a damper on their opening six games. As for the Premier League title, it seems that that is a two horse race with City and Liverpool set to slug it out.
Over recent weeks Jurgen Klopp's men have looked to be the frontrunners for the title after an emphatic start to the season. Even though City are still favourites at 8/11 it is Liverpool who have caught the imagination and are the pick for most punters who bet on Premier League
Ladbrokes are even offering 33/1 on the Reds going unbeaten the whole season and although that is a massive ask, there are few teams, if any, that come to mind who look good enough to beat them as things stand. It was quite straightforward for Liverpool when they arrived at Wembley in Spurs' fourth game of the season and, in the end, they strolled to a 2-1 win
There's no hiding the fact that Spurs aren't at the same level as City and Liverpool but they can still consolidate on last season's finish by aiming for the top four again.
A dip into the January transfer market is a must for Spurs because, if they don't, they run the very real risk of losing ground to all the clubs they have worked so hard to get ahead of. Pochettino is hoping for an early Christmas present in the form of a new stadium and if it does arrive, it could be a Lilywhite Christmas packed full of festivities for the Spurs army.