Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has blasted Tottenham's new stadium, raising concerns over the total cost of the ground and whether Spurs can attract big enough crowds.
Spurs began a new chapter in their history when they played their first match in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 courtesy of goals from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen.
"It’s still too much money. It’s a fortune. I congratulate them on what they’ve built, it looks fantastic," he said (via HITC).
“I think they had to borrow £100 million to cover the loans. The overheads are £500+ million and staying in the Champions League is important.”
With a capacity of 62,062, the new ground can seat more than the Emirates, the home of their bitter rivals Arsenal, although the official attendance for their opening match was listed as
"They’ve still got to fill it though," he added.
Source : 90min