'Very difficult time' - Ray Wilkins says Tottenham set to suffer for this decision
By Russell Edge
Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins believes that Tottenham will continue to struggle at home this season despite picking up their first home league win against Bournemouth.
Christian Eriksen’s second half strike on Saturday was enough to secure three points at Wembley in what was Spurs’ fourth home game of the season.
Their first home game saw them suffer defeat to reigning champions Chelsea, before they laboured to draws against Burnley and Swansea in front of their own fans.
While they tasted success against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at home, Saturday was their first win at their temporary home in the Premier League.
However, Wilkins believes that despite having got that first win under their belts, they will continue to suffer their Wembley woes throughout the rest of the season.
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The club decided to move into the national stadium as they renovate and expand their traditional home of White Hart Lane.
In writing his weekend review for Sky Sports on their website, Wilkins said: “Wembley is not being too friendly to Tottenham at the moment and I think it is going to be the same the whole season through.
“It is a very difficult time for Tottenham at the moment, with Real Madrid and Liverpool to come there over the next few weeks.
“It was imperative that they won, got that monkey off their backs and picked up the three points.”
Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League table after eight matches, five points ahead of table toppers Manchester City and just three points behind second placed Manchester United.
Their next match sees them travel to Spain for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against current holders Real Madrid, with both sides vying for supremacy in their group.
They have both tasted victory over Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia and as such sit joint top of the table with six points each.
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