By Harvey Byrne
Gary Lineker believes that Tottenham playing at Wembley instead of White Hart Lane in the Champions League could be a disadvantage for the north London side.
Spurs will host Monaco at the famous London ground on Wednesday in their first European tie since the 2010-11 season.
White Hart Lane is currently undergoing construction with Tottenham looking to move to a new 61,000-seater stadium next door, leaving them to play at Wembley in Europe.
However, former Leicester striker and now football pundit Lineker has stated that he doesn’t think the ground move will benefit the north London club.
“I don’t imagine it will help them,” said Lineker to the Daily Mail. “It’s different because it’s not your home ground. Your home ground gives you comforts.
“You would suspect it might be a disadvantage. But only time will tell.”
Spurs qualified for the Champions League after finishing in third place in the Premier League in the 2015-16 campaign.
They have been drawn in a group against Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow.
Mauricio Pochettino has looked to equip his side for Europe’s elite competition with the additions of Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Moussa Sissoko and Pau Lopez in the summer window.
They have started the new domestic campaign in positive form with two wins and two draws coming from their opening four matches.
In other Tottenham news, Eric Dier has signed a new five-year Spurs contract.