Rivals mock Spurs over reports stadium could host 2026 Champions League final
Tottenham reportedly want to host the Champions League final in 2026 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – and fans cannot help but make the same joke.
Spurs have never won the competition but came close in 2019 when they met Liverpool in the final, only to lose 2-0. But since then, it has been a sorry story for the north London side in Europe.
The following season they were knocked out of the tournament by RB Leipzig in the round of 16 before failing to qualify, losing to Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League the next year. It got even worse the following campaign when they were knocked out of the Europa Conference League at the group stage – losing to Vitesse and Mura along the way.
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According to Football Insider, Spurs chief Daniel Levy wants his side to host the Champions League final in 2026 and he is open to staging the Europa League final if they miss out on the main event.
And rival fans could not help but mock them with one saying: "Mother of god what is wrong with this club." Another wrote: "Awful tragic decision."
There was plenty of reaction from Arsenal fans, as well, referring to their Premier League title win at White Hart Lane in 2004. One tweeted: "I've seen the future. We're winning our first CL in 2026."
This fan said: "You know what this means… Arsenal will win the CL in 2026 and it’s going to be absolutely bloody hilarious." And another posted: "Arsenal winning it at the lane. It’s written in the stars."
Whether UEFA will grant Tottenham their request remains to be seen considering that Wembley will host the Champions League final in 2004. However, it is believed that this more of a statement of intent from Levy, who will use this bid to contribute to a stronger attempt further down the line.
Tottenham's stadium, which opened in 2019, can hold 62,850 and has been praised for its state-of-the-art facilities and multi-functional purposes. NFL games and concerts have already taken place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which is still looking to sell its naming rights.
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