By Harvey Byrne
Glenn Hoddle has stated that the Wembley pitch could prove to be more problematic for Tottenham defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama than White Hart Lane.
The north London club are set to welcome Bayer Leverkusen at the famous London ground on Wednesday evening in their fourth match of the Champions League campaign.
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 Spurs player and manager has stated that he doesn’t think the Wembley pitch will benefit Wanyama.
“But at Wembley I think it’s going to be a little more difficult for him,” started Hoddle when analysing Wanyama for betting company UniBet.
“Leverkusen like to get in between the lines, and that’s where they’ll seek to get players in, whether it’s midfield players or wide players and there is a lot more space at Wembley than there is at White Hart Lane and this is really causing Wanyama a big problem.”
Wembley’s pitch is 440 square metre’s larger than White Hart Lane proving that Wanyama will have a larger area to cover on Wednesday evening.
The Kenya international move to Tottenham in the summer from Premier League rivals Southampton and has proven to be a large asset in the club’s midfield.
The ball winning star has made 13 appearances this season, as his side remain unbeaten in the Premier League and currently sit in second place in their Champions League Group E.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been nominated for a FIFA award for his recent success.