By Dominic Toner
Ledley King has predicted that Tottenham will be able to cope with playing at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Spurs host Monaco in the Champions League showdown at the national stadium, where they will play all their home European fixtures while White Hart Lane is redeveloped.
Former club captain King has backed Mauricio Pochettino’s side to cope with the bigger dimensions at Wembley, claiming that it could even suit the team’s style.
“The team we have at the moment is a team that is suited to the bigger pitch – full of energy, lots of young legs,” he told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast show on Talksport. “Everyone is very fit in the team.
“I don’t think the defenders will mind playing on the bigger pitch knowing the team is suited to it. We would love to be playing at White Hart Lane but Wembley should suit us and hopefully we can make the pitch home, starting tonight.”
The English quartet of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier are all expected to line up against the French side Monaco, whilst Danny Rose misses the game through injury.
They already have experience of playing at Wembley with England and should help the less familiar players.
Spurs have returned to Europe’s elite club competition after finishing third in the Premier League last season.
Pochettino’s side pushed eventual champions Leicester for much of the season in an intriguing title race, but the North London club just fell away at the final hurdle.
Spurs have added midfielders Moussa Sissoko, Georges Kevin-N’Koudou and Victor Wanyama to boost their squad at White Hart Lane.
They remain unbeaten at the start of the new campaign and will be confident for the game against Monaco, having beaten Stoke 4-0 at the weekend.
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