Instead it could be November before Spurs are back at White Hart Lane because of the "critical safety system issues" which have prevented test events needed at the new ground for a safety certificate to be issued.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Smith said: "I know there is a lot of negative talk about Spurs given their lack of transfer activity, but they have a quality squad whatever people say and they will get a buzz from moving into their new home".
Tottenham were the only side in the Premier League to not spend a single pound in the transfer window and despite uncertainty surrounding the future of a few core players, Jenas believes that it won't hamper Pochettino's relationship with the board. We need our fans to understand that it's a massive, huge project that will be [there] forever for them and the club.
"I don't believe there will be too much movement because we cannot sign [replacements], but different individual things can happen", Pochettino said. I want to be there in the frontline fighting and trying to with all the circumstances that, today, are in the club.
"I feel so sorry for myself first of all, for the fans, for the players, for the club, for everyone". "If you ask me if we can't play in the new stadium, we need to find a way to play at Wembley".
"First of all, I think we are going to be successful".
"That is the only way we can act and repay the effort that they are doing for the club".
'But we need to make the effort and try to play in the end because maybe to find another date will be hard'. Paris Saint-Germain allegedly hold an interest in Rose and Mainz are said to be looking to put together a deal for N'Koudou, and Pochettino has refused to rule out any departures over the next two weeks. Maybe they are going to move. "I'm not going to set an excuse".
"All players that are going to be here need to feel part of the team [and that they] can help the team any time the manager will demand, with full commitment". Maybe some players receive an offer but don't want to move.
"I am a person who is always positive".
Left-back Danny Rose has been linked to a move overseas, and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and academy graduate Josh Onomah could also be loaned out.
Pochettino now has 27 first-team players at his disposal, not including Vincent Janssen whose number-nine short has been made vacant.
"He's a little bit behind the rest but we're working".