Wednesday 20 March 2019

Wembley woes

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino admits Wembley is playing havoc with Tottenham's title chances as their opponents are doubly motivated at England's national stadium.

Spurs face Stoke at their temporary home today before hosting Brighton next week and they can ill afford to lose further ground in the race for the top four.

But Pochettino's men have proven to be vulnerable at Wembley this season. They have taken only 12 points from a possible 21 there in the Premier League, a record that has included draws with Burnley, Swansea and West Brom.

"To play again in your home always is much better than to play how we are playing now," Pochettino said. "It is so important how the opponent sees Wembley - that it is fantastic to play at Wembley.

"It is not to blame Wembley or an excuse. But when opponents come to Wembley to play it is an historic day. For many clubs it is difficult to play at Wembley but today it is easy because you come in the Premier League."

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