Sky pundit and former Arsenal player Paul Merson has made his feelings very clear about Tottenham Hotspur’s move to the new stadium this year.
In spring 2017, Spurs said goodbye to the old White Hart Lane as the club started to work on plans of moving to a new ground.
While Tottenham spent nearly two years at Wembley stadium in the mean time, fans of rival sides took the chance to mock the club, knowing little about the beautiful things that were to come in the future.
Last week, Spurs finally played a first team match at the new ground, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League.
It was a fitting way to open the brand new stadium and what followed was a brilliant win over Manchester City in the Champions League.
But for anti-Spurs pundits like Paul Merson, things are not looking so well. According to the former Arsenal player, moving to the new stadium still does not make Tottenham a ‘big team’.
“Tottenham’s new stadium looks lovely, but does it make them a big team? No. Not even close,” Merson wrote in the Daily Star.
“Spurs need to buy players this summer or they will finish where they do this year. That’s the problem for Mauricio Pochettino.”