Tottenham set for big decision if they drop into Europa League

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It’s fair to say Tottenham’s Wembley experiment has been a spectacular failure.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost both their Champions League games at the famous ground, a stadium where they have a poor record in all competitions in recent years.

Many fans were disappointed by the decision, in conjunction with UEFA regulations, to play there in the first place, but the mistake could be rectified soon.

According to the Guardian, Spurs may revert back to playing at White Hart Lane if they drop into the Europa League.

The Lilywhites are out of the Champions League after their 2-1 defeat in Monaco, but whether they move into its sister competition depends on their result in the final group game against CSKA Moscow.

Of course, returning to their natural home is only a small consolation for such a woeful European campaign.

Moussa Sissoko is among the first Spurs players to openly admit he’d rather have their home games at the Lane, the same newspaper quoting him:

“I think it would be good for us to play at home in the Europa League, and by home, I mean White Hart Lane.


“Going home would make it easier for us. We know the stadium and it would be better for us.”

The real question is whether Pochettino will take the Europa League any more seriously. His side have a better chance of winning it, but since he took over three years ago, they have prioritised the league overwhelmingly over the cups.

The turnout at Wembley could have been embarrassing to face the likes of Shakhtar Donetsk and Sparta Prague, so it’s best that that banana skin is avoided, even if Spurs don’t fare any better on the pitch.

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