Pochettino explains why Spurs will stick with Wembley for the Europa League


Mauricio Pochettino has endured a frustrating time of it in the Champions League.

Spurs are now set to drop into the Europa League unless they lose at home to CSKA Moscow, who are bottom of the group.

That’s not completely out of the question given the Lilywhites’ form at Wembley this season, having been defeated by both Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen at their temporary ‘home’.

That had sparked rumours that if they qualify for the lesser competition, the club would seek permission to play back at White Hart Lane.


It’s going to be difficult for Spurs to fill Wembley for the less attractive ties of the Europa League, and their struggles with the size of the pitch have been well-documented.

Nonetheless, Pochettino insists that for that very reason, they need to learn to adapt – particularly as they’ll be playing all their home league games at the national stadium next season.

“If we are in the Europa League we will play at Wembley,” the Telegraph have quoted him.

“I don’t know where the rumour started [that Europa League matches might be switched back to White Hart Lane]. Never. We play at Wembley and we have to make it our home.”


“If we are in the Europa League it is a great opportunity for us [to play at Wembley].

“I am looking forward to more possibilities to play there. We need to avoid negative things about Wembley.

“Next season we will be there. So we need to get used to it. The players need to be focused to play [there].”

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