Mauricio Pochettino has likened playing at Wembley to an away match and admitted that Spurs do not feel at home at the national stadium.
“The feeling is much better when you play away from home than at Wembley. Because you feel that when you play at Wembley, you are playing away from home too sometimes. That is the reality,” Pochettino told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s match at Leicester City.
“So far we’ve got better results away from home than at home,” he said. “We’ve struggled to play against teams like Burnley, West Bromwich or Swansea. Yes, that is our reality and that is our capacity, as a team, to beat opponents that play so much deeper.
“Of course, when the game is more competitive, it’s true that we build space — the space that we need to create chances. Yes, so far that is the reality.
“We were after the game [on Saturday] with the West Brom staff. They said there is motivation to play for a team like West Brom at Wembley. That is an extra charge we need to compete against. Of course, it is a big motivation for opponents to play at Wembley. We need to use it in a positive way.”
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