Tottenham's Winks offers surprisingly honest verdict on Wembley
By Russell Edge
Harry Winks has admitted that Wembley stadium is too big for the fans to create the same atmosphere as at White Hart Lane.
The club have taken up residence in the national stadium as a result of construction work which is taking place to renovate and expand the club’s traditional home ground.
However, it has appeared that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have failed to settle into their new surroundings, having yet to taste a league victory at home this season with a defeat to Chelsea and draws against Burnley and Swansea.
The club did manage an impressive win over Borussia Dortmund at home in the Champions League, while Tuesday saw them narrowly overcome Barnsley in the League Cup.
However, a crowd of just 23,926 were in attendance to see Dele Alli’s goal secure a 1-0 victory, less than a third of the 90,000 capacity that Wembley offers.
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Midfielder Harry Winks, who started his first game in six months on Tuesday after a serious injury layoff, has given his honest appraisal of the situation.
He surprisingly admitted that the stadium is just too big for fans to create a decent atmosphere, although he praised the supporters for their efforts.
He told the London Evening Standard: “It’s just the size of the stadium – it’s difficult to really get that same atmosphere that you got at White Hart Lane.
“The fans are always excellent and they were brilliant in getting us over the line.”
Tottenham’s next home game is not until the 14th of October when they host Bournemouth, with away fixtures against West Ham, Apoel Nicosia and Huddersfield up next.
In other Tottenham news, former star Clive Allen has torn into the club’s squad.