The biggest disappointment of today’s announcement by Tottenham Hotspur that the club would be staying in Wembley until March isn’t necessarily that three more Premier League matches will be at the national stadium — it’s the fact that Spurs are once again at risk of not hosting the Champions League at their new home.
However, there’s still a chance that — as that damned poster stated — the only place in London to watch Champions League football is at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. UEFA released a statement today saying that it is still open to the idea of Spurs hosting a home Champions League match at their new ground, should they progress that far.
The statement from UEFA is as follows:
“UEFA will remain in close contact with Tottenham Hotspur to assess the possibility of the club hosting UEFA competition matches in their new stadium this season, if the club qualifies for the next round of the UEFA Champions League.”
Of course, it’s not a given that Spurs will able to take advantage of this opportunity. First they need to progress past Dortmund in a two-legged series, and that’s far from an easy challenge. Still, it keeps hope alive that the promise Spurs fans were given before this season about seeing some of the best clubs in Europe playing in their new home may yet come to fruition this season.