66-Year-Old English footballer Peter Taylor has said that he is “surprised” that Tottenham Hotspur opted to relocate to their new stadium before the end of the season.
Speaking with Love Sport Radio, the Former Tottenham winger who played 123 times for the north Londoners between 1976 and 1980 said Spurs are making a mistake and should have moved in at the end of the season.
Recall that Tottenham has announced that they will be finally moving into the new ground on April 3, when they host Crystal Palace in the Premier League. It comes after they were originally supposed to move in at the beginning of the season.
It was reported that setbacks have forced Spurs to wait until they can move. It has seen the overall cost of the new ground reach an astounding £850million. The north Londoners will now be able to play their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City at their new home.
“I’m a little bit surprised that they’re going back at this time,” Taylor said. “I thought they might go back at the beginning of next season to be consistent with all the teams in the Premier League.
He added: “When you’ve got Arsenal up the road and other clubs that are all of a sudden getting an extra 10,000 people in, you’ve got to do it. Fair play to Tottenham for their planning. I think it will really help Tottenham kick on.”
Given that Tottenham have been planning on moving to the new ground for the entire campaign, it seems harsh that now they are finally set to relocate, they come under criticism for it.