Spurs Wembley jinx worries Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that making Wembley feel like home this season is going to be as big a challenge for his team as winning the Premier League title.
Spurs, who finished runners-up to London rivals Chelsea, were unbeatable at their now-demolished White Hart Lane stadium last season, dropping just four points at home.
But they have struggled at Wembley in recent years, with the larger pitch not suiting Pochettino’s preferred high-pressing style while the distance of the 90 000 fans can result in a less intense atmosphere than at their old stomping ground.
“It’s a big challenge for us,” the Argentine told TalkSport on Wednesday. “Maybe similar as to winning a title.
“Because to make Wembley home and to change the perception from the fans and feel in the end that Wembley can help us to be better and achieve our dream is a big, big job.”
Tottenham have a woeful record at Wembley - where they will play their home games this term while their new stadium is built on the site of their old one 12 miles away. They have won twice in 10 attempts since the national stadium reopened in 2007.
Tottenham Hotspur striker, Dele Alli