'They don’t have enough fans' - Tony Adams delivers verdict on Tottenham stadium move
By Danny Wright
Arsenal legend Tony Adams expects to see a lot of neutral supporters when Tottenham play at Wembley next season as he says “they don’t have enough fans”.
Spurs will be moving to the England national stadium as work progresses on their new home which will see White Hart Lane demolished.
And Adams, 50, told the London Evening Standard that he expects Spurs’ form to suffer due to a change of location, just like Arsenal’s did when they played their Champions League games at the old Wembley in 1998 and 1999.
“It’ll be interesting to see how they do at Wembley, it’ll be a big transition and I think they might come off the pace a bit,” he said.
“They’ll find a lot of neutrals there. They don’t have enough fans. It was the same with Arsenal, though we had more fans then than they do know, we drew in a few drifters for our Wembley games.
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“Their real fans will be rattling around there, quite a way from a pitch. Away from White Hart Lane it won’t be a fortress and I think they’ll struggle to get points there. Maybe we’ll get fourth.”
Spurs finished second in the Premier League this season and ensured that they ended their stay at White Hart Lane with a bang as they failed to lose a single home game all year.
They won their last two fixtures at the historic ground against Arsenal and Manchester United, but there are without doubt some uncertain times ahead for Tottenham, who failed to deliver in their European games at Wembley this term.
Out of the four Champions League and Europa League matches hosted at the national stadium, Spurs won just once – a 3-1 victory against CSKA Moscow.
They had defeats to both Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen and finished third in their group and ended up playing in the Europa League.
Belgian outfit Genk laid in wait, but over two legs Spurs failed to win and lost 3-2 on aggregate.
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