By Dominic Toner
Christian Eriksen believes that playing at Wembley Stadium will benefit Tottenham – but admits it will be weird at first.
Spurs have agreed a deal which will see them play their home Champions League matches at England’s national stadium in the upcoming campaign.
“I think it will be weird the first few times because we have to get used to the pitch, which is much bigger than at the Lane,” Eriksen told Sky Sports News HQ. “The atmosphere of course will be different, but we know our fans will probably be even louder when we are Wembley, which will hopefully make us play even better.
“But it will be a nice experience to play there and hopefully we will do well because how we play, I think a big pitch will suit our game.”
Spurs earned a spot in the Champions League after securing a third-placed finish in the domestic campaign, and finishing above clubs such as Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
They will return to Europe’s elite club competition after a five-year absence, and they lit up the competition when they last featured.
Former Spurs favourite Gareth Bale played a starring role in the competition including a stunning hat-trick in their 4-3 defeat to Inter Milan in the group stages, however they were eventually eliminated in the quarter-finals to heavyweights Real Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino looks set to maintain the core from last season and will hope to mount a serious challenge both domestically and in Europe.
The young English foundation of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane played a huge role in their success, the latter earning the golden boot award for his 25 league goals.
Pochettino’s teams are well-know for their high intensity work-rate and they will have the chance to impose their game at Wembley.
Defender Kieran Trippier has dismissed claims that he will be leaving the club in the Daily Mail and is fully-focused on Champions League football this season.
Spurs will have to wait until 25 August to find out who they will be up against in the competition when the draw takes place in Monaco.
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