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Pochettino Hopeful Of New Tottenham Stadium This Season

Mauricio Pochettino remains hopeful that Tottenham will move into their new stadium before the end of the season.

Spurs are unable to open their new 62,062-seater ground until at least April after Crystal Palace progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Premier League match against Palace on March 17 became the club’s latest target for their first game at the stadium after this Saturday’s north London derby against Arsenal was ruled out.

But the club announced the fixture will have to be rearranged after Palace beat Doncaster to make the last eight.

The quarter-finals are being played over the weekend of March 16 and 17, meaning the first available dates are during the first week of April.

This is because a two-week international break follows Spurs’ original date with Palace, before they then travel to Liverpool on March 31, which means the next home clash available is against Brighton on April 6.

But that is also an FA Cup weekend – when the two semi-finals are held at Wembley – and Brighton are also still in the competition and will meet Millwall in the last eight.

Despite the complications, Pochettino believes his side will be able to play at their new home before the campaign is over.

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