Sol Campbell: This can cause Tottenham problems for 2017-18 campaign
By Harvey Byrne
Former Arsenal and Tottenham man Sol Campbell has identified Wembley as a possible problem for Spurs for the 2017-18 campaign.
Due to the north London club leaving their famous White Hart Lane ground to a new 61,000-seater stadium they will be playing in the iconic English ground next season.
However, they won just one of their Champions League matches at Wembley in this current campaign, suffering two losses from their three home matches as they were dumped out at the group stage.
In their return in the Europa League they were also held to a 2-2 draw against Gent, losing on aggregate and now Campbell believes the stadium could damage their season next year.
“Going to Wembley, bigger pitch, bigger situation going on there,” started Campbell speaking on Tuesday Morning’s Sky Sports News Premier League Daily show.
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“They won’t be used to to that type of pitch. The thing they’ve got to get over is that teams will like coming to them, because, a, it’s a bigger pitch and it’s something a bit different. They know you’re not used to it and obviously Wembley is a fantastic stadium to play at.
“That could be a problem for them.”
Tottenham had huge success in the last campaign as they achieved a third place finish and they are currently sat in second with 11 matches left.
Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to ensure that nothing prevents his side from progressing further next season and he will probably spend large parts of the summer getting his squad adjusted to the Wembley pitch.
Tottenham’s home record has been key to their success this time out as they sit atop the home league table with 38 points from 14 matches and they will be eager to continue that at Wembley.
In other Tottenham news, Tony Cottee identified a Spurs fault in Sunday’s victory over Everton.