Tottenham return to Wembley eager for home comforts
PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 December 2018
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Spurs play before Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal this weekend and will aim to make the most of it
After two fine away days, Spurs return to their temporary home this weekend looking to pick up another three points in the Premier League.
When Tottenham Hotspur last played at Wembley Stadium on December 5, only 33,012 spectators turned up to watch the 3-1 victory over Southampton.
The atmosphere was flat with so many empty red seats visible, although the attendance had been capped for the fixture.
Since then, Mauricio Pochettino’s team have gone to Leicester City and Barcelona and earned excellent results.
Goals from Heung-min Son and Dele Alli helped produce a 2-0 league win at City before Lucas Moura’s late leveller at Barca secured a 1-1 draw and ultimately a shock spot in the Champions League knock-out phase.
The next challenge is Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Saturday and they will look to enjoy their trip to Wembley again.
On August 27 2017, the Turf Moor club netted in stoppage time to claim a point in Brent following a 1-1 draw and Tottenham will be out to avoid a repeat result.
Given the tight nature at the top echelons of the Premier League right now, every point dropped is costly and Spurs will be desperate to claim all three at Wembley.
Pochettino’s side will be playing after second-placed Manchester City have played host to Everton at 12.30, but before leaders Liverpool, fourth in the table Chelsea and fifth-spot Arsenal compete on Sunday and will look to make the most of it.
An obstacle for Tottenham to overcome, however, will potentially be another subdued crowd at Wembley and Danny Rose understands the frustration of the supporters.
He said: “The atmosphere is a bit flat and obviously I sympathise with the fans having to travel a bit further away to Wembley.
“Southampton was the lowest league attendance we’ve had since we have been at Wembley so that speaks volume.”
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