In less than a day after the now famous 2-1 victory over Manchester United, work has begun in earnest at White Hart Lane.
It was an emotional game as the team defeated the Premier League giant in the last game at the Spurs’ stadium.
Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane made it 2-0 before United all-time record scorer Wayne Rooney got a consolation. Kane was very excited to score the goal as it sealed the victory for the team. He now has 22 goals in the Premier League, another brilliant season after last year.
The fans were very happy with the result as they bade the old ground farewell. Old and current players said their goodbyes as they left the pitch on a very emotional note.
In a few hours, diggers that were on standby have ripped up the pitch as work begins after the Sunday game. On Monday, Spurs’ chief Daniel Levy gave the keys of the property to the CEO of Mace – the contracting company that would oversee the construction of the new stadium – Mark Reynolds, according to reports.
By that afternoon, heavy equipment had ripped the pitch as demolition began in earnest. The ground would have a new look when the stadium in completed. The plan is to have a 67,000 capacity arena when work is done.
For the next season, Spurs would play at Wembley but they would return to the new stadium for the 2018/19 season. The plan is to build a new ground adjacent to White Hart Lane. The new pitch would overlap the old one.
Spurs would have another go at the Premier League title from Wembley after two strong seasons chasing the title. Chelsea lifted this year’s but there is next year’s for the taking.