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Mauricio Pochettino has admitted playing at Wembley does not feel like home for Tottenham.

Spurs have already dropped points against Burnley, Swansea and most recently West Brom at the national stadium this season.

And Pochettino believes Wembley is a reality the club must deal with for the rest of the campaign.

“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,” said the Spurs boss. (Quotes via ESPN.)

“So far we’ve got better results away from home than at home. 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.”

Tottenham face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. You can have a look at our predicted XI here.

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  1. Playing ‘home’ games at Wembley is actually WORSE than playing away.
    Because at least away from home, the home team has to come at Tottenham,
    or suffer the anger of their fans. That gives us chances to play.
    Whereas at Wembley, the away side can treat it both like an away game AND
    as a glorious day out at the national stadium! The incentive for them is to then
    come away with any type of result as a memory of that day, feeling it was more
    like a cup final on a neutral ground. The only decent results we’ve had at Wembley
    this season was when teams came to ‘play’ ..ie Dortmund, RM and Liverpool.
    We’ve got to learn to be more patient in the first half against teams parking the bus,
    drawing teams out to us, rather than huffing and puffing without creating in that final third.
    OR, let’s just find someone who can cause havoc on the flanks, and put decent crosses in,
    thus taking pressure off our inside players like Alli and Eriksen.

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