Jason Cundy has claimed on TalkSPORT that it is “unfair” and “farcical” that Tottenham Hotspur have been granted permission to move to their new stadium next month.
Spurs announced that the first match to be played at the new ground will be the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on April 3. This comes after they were supposed to have relocated at the beginning of the campaign.
The capacity of the new stadium is said to be a huge 62,062 seats and has cost a whopping £850million to complete. The stadium itself cost £400million.
Former Tottenham and Chelsea midfielder Cundy – who is renowned for his outlandish claims – reckons it is wrong that Spurs are being allowed to move to their new ground before the end of the season.
“I think the Premier League have been kind to them,” Cundy said. “You can’t have two stadiums in the same season. You can understand if a team needs to play away from home to do repairs. Liverpool did it recently.
“But to allow them to move in now is farcical. I don’t think it’s fair to the league, to certain teams they are playing against. This is not a level playing field. For the sake of the competition, stay at Wembley.”
Tottenham have had to play in, what is a temporary stadium, for the past two seasons. They deserve to relocate to their new ground – what is the point of playing in a temporary ground, when their new one is ready?
Yes, Spurs have had to wait for the entirety of the season for it to be ready. But it was always going to have a knock-on effect when they finally moved in. It just makes sense for Spurs to move in.