Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle warns Spurs: New stadium won’t win matches for you


Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle warns Spurs: New stadium won’t win matches for you

Glenn Hoddle insists Tottenham must not be distracted by their new stadium when it finally opens to host Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

The grand opening comes amid the worst spell of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign, with Spurs winless in their last five league games and locked in a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

While there may be a party atmosphere around their breathtaking £1billion arena on Wednesday night, Palace will be keen to spoil the fun and boot Spurs out of the top four.

And club legend Hoddle has warned the players to stay focused on their opponents rather than their glitzy new ground.

Tottenham’s new stadium hosts Crystal Palace tonight
The ground looks spectacular

“The stadium is not going to do it for them and the fans are not going to do it for them,” the 61-year-old told talkSPORT.

“The players have got to really focus on playing for those three points tonight against a difficult Palace team.

“If they win they can start getting a bit of momentum and belief going into the City game, which would be fantastic.