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As per a report by Daily Star, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to help Tottenham Hotspur in resolving the problem surrounding a venue for their Premier League clash in October. Guardiola has told Tottenham that he is opposed to switching the game to Etihad Stadium since it could affect the champion’s run-in this season (h/t Daily Star).

Spurs are struggling to finish their development of White Hart Lane in time for the game on October 28th and are yet to come up with an alternative solution. Wembley will not be an option, given it hosts an NFL game that day and Twickenham has also been ruled out (h/t Daily Star).

One suggested solution would be to shift the fixture to Etihad Stadium, meaning the corresponding fixture, scheduled for April 20th, 2019, will be in London (h/t Daily Star). But that would leave City facing the prospect of finishing the season with four away games out of the last five.

Guardiola has straightforwardly admitted that reversing the fixture from London to Manchester is not an option and he will not agree to it.

“The only thing I can say (is) the last five games, four are away and that’s a problem if we are playing for the Premier League,” Guardiola was quoted by the Daily Star.

“I’m a manager for what happens on the pitch. If they want to suggest something they’ll speak with our CEO (Ferran Soriano).

“We want to help the Premier League. This (delay) can happen because it will be an amazing stadium. Sometimes there are delays. We can adapt, but we will also think of ourselves.”

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Guardiola’s words are crystal clear that he doesn’t want to switch the fixture and that places extra pressure on Daniel Levy to find a solution as quickly as possible. Let’s hope Levy and our club’s think-tank are able to find a solution to the stadium conundrum.

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Tottenham stadium update: New pitch to be laid out in October

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Tottenham’s new stadium saw artificial lighting for the pitch being tested in the past week. The moveable lights are expected to help the pitch grow but there was no grass on the surface as per the video.

Football.london claims that the new pitch could be laid as early as October. The report adds that construction firm Mace revealed at a “Business Community Liaison Group” at Lilywhite House that the pitch would be laid in October.

The report adds that the dates for the test events would be revealed a month ahead of their schedule. The construction firm and club are certain that there would be no more delays regarding these events.

Football.london further claimed that an artificial NFL pitch has been installed at the base of our new home.

The latest revelations are good news for Tottenham fans who have been waiting for the stadium to be completed.

We all know that our first visitors were supposed to be Liverpool and we have been playing our Premier League home games at Wembley so far. Tottenham did play all their home games at Wembley last season as well and so, playing at this venue shouldn’t be a problem for the team.

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The same stadium will be our home for the Champions League group clashes. However, Stadium MK has been selected as the venue for our Carabao Cup clash against Watford on Wednesday.

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This Tottenham star pushed club to secure Stadium MK for Carabao Cup clash

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Tottenham will play their Carabao Cup Third Round clash against Watford at Stadium MK. The decision was taken with the help of the FA as Wembley is unavailable on Wednesday.

This would be our second home stadium this season after Wembley. Stadium MK will hold special memories for Dele Alli as we signed the youngster from MK Dons a few years ago.

The Englishman has become a crucial player for us and the midfielder spoke about returning to his old stomping ground.

The 22-year-old claimed that he tried to push the stadium to be selected for the clash against Watford.

Alli added that he was excited as the rest of the Tottenham players would visit Stadium MK. The 22-year-old had even hyped up the venue to his teammates.

It isn’t easy to make it to the top level and Alli added that his initial aim was to break into the first-team at MK Dons and then take it from there.

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We moved swiftly to sign the youngster back then and it has paid off really well. The attacking midfielder hasn’t been brilliant for us in the ongoing campaign but the Carabao Cup clash in his old home could be the spark he needs.

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“Helped me fall back in love with Spurs”, “Warrior” – Some Tottenham fans love former player’s tweet

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Former Tottenham star Ryan Mason’s football career came to a premature end after he picked up a skull fracture while playing for Hull City.

The former Spurs was facing Chelsea and hung his boots in 2018 but is adored by many fans.

Now 27, the midfielder shared a video of him scoring a goal for us four years ago and what a strike it was from the Englishman.

This was Mason’s first goal for Spurs and it came in a League Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder might not have been the most gifted player ever but he always gave 100% on the pitch and his move to Hull City, unfortunately, did not work out.

Mason played for numerous clubs in the English system, serving stints at Millwall, Yeovil Town and Doncaster Rovers.

The former Spurs star also had one cap for the England national side in 2015 and a number of fans tweeted their love for the player after his post.

Read more: “I’m happy at Tottenham” – Star claims he has work to do at Spurs despite interest from Bayern Munich

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