By Abigail Withey
Former Spurs striker-turned-MotD pundit Gary Lineker has shared his thoughts on Tottenham’s stadium move and has stated that playing at Wembley this season will cost them the title.
Tottenham stepped away from White Hart Lane after playing their last game in the north London stadium at the end of their 2016/17 campaign and will look ahead to calling Wembley Stadium their home for the next season.
Their new state of the art stadium will contain over 61,000 seats and is due to be ready for the beginning of the 2018/19 season.
However, broadcaster Gary Lineker believes their decision to leave White Hart Lane will be devastating to their efforts to clinch the Premier League title over the upcoming campaign.
Lineker revealed that he would have predicted Spurs to win the Premier League, but their Wembley move has changed it all.
He said: “If they were still at White Hart Lane, I would fancy them for the title. But they are not and that does make a difference.”
“It is baffling, I suppose, as to why, but it is familiarity and particularly following a season when they were so good at home it makes it difficult,” he was quoted in The Mirror.
“If they finish in the top four again it will be a really good effort this season.”
The former Leicester City and Tottenham striker also praised Mauricio Pochettino despite their inactivity in the summer transfer window.
Linker was quoted in the Mirror, and said the most important thing the club have done it to hold on to their key players.
The broadcaster said: “The most important thing for Spurs, I thought, was keeping their key players, with the exception of Walker in a position where they are really well covered, they have managed to do.”
“Sometimes you can bring in people, but it doesn’t help and can hinder.”
Tottenham are yet to make a single signing this summer, and despite losing Kyle Walker the north London club have managed to hold onto the likes of Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Danny Rose.
In other Tottenham news, Ian Wright has named more Spurs players than Arsenal in his 2017-18 dream team.