'The signs don't look great' - Crooks issues Tottenham warning despite Everton masterclass
By Danny Wright
Garth Crooks has warned Tottenham that their brilliant results on the road will prove futile if they don’t arrest their form at Wembley immediately.
Spurs got their first Premier League win since the opening day with a 3-0 masterclass at Everton on Saturday thanks to Christian Eriksen and two goals from Harry Kane.
However Crooks still thinks that a return to their make-shift home in their next two fixtures against Borussia Dortmund and Swansea could see all that hard work undone.
“The big question is, when is this team going to come to terms with their new home? Is Wembley – where they are playing while White Hart Lane is redeveloped – so daunting? I agree with former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, who said that if Spurs had been playing at White Hart Lane this season they would be his tip for the Premier League title. They would be mine too,” said Crooks on the BBC Sport website.
“But they are not at the Lane this season and even with Eriksen pulling the strings, the signs don’t look great.”
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Tottenham played all of their home European matches at Wembley last season as well as an FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
Out of five matches at the home of English football, Spurs won just once – a Champions League group stage win over CSKA Moscow.
They have continued that dire form into the new campaign while their new home is being built on the old site of White Hart Lane.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost against Chelsea and were held to a draw by relegation candidates Burnley in August, proving that a change of home is no easy feat to overcome.
Borussia Dortmund will provide a stern test for Tottenham on Wednesday night especially after one German team has already conquered the Londoners at the England national stadium once already with Bayer Leverkusen winning 1-0 there last November.
In other Tottenham news, fans have given their thoughts on Davinson Sanchez after he earned his first start against Everton.