By Dominic Toner
Watford forward Troy Deeney believes that opponents will raise their game by five per cent when they play Tottenham next season.
Spurs confirmed that they will be playing all of their home matches at Wembley next season as they leave behind the prestigious White Hart Lane ground.
The north London club will be using the national stadium while their new ground is finished and have a poor record their recently.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have just one victory at Wembley in their last five matches and struggled their while using the ground in Europe this season.
Spurs’ form at White Hart Lane has played a considerable role in their bid for the title and helped them to just four points behind leaders Chelsea.
Deeney feels that their move to Wembley could work against them next season and believes that opponents will be extra motivated to play at the 90,000-seater.
“I think when you go to Wembley as a player it’s usually for a semi-final or final and it’s that big occasion feel to it,” Deeney told BBC Radio 5 Live. “So if you’re going there to play Spurs you raise your game five per cent. It’s actually making it harder on Spurs.”
Spurs have just two games remaining this season and their penultimate home fixture is this weekend against north London rivals Arsenal.
They need the three points in their pursuit of the title, while the Gunners are trying to make the top-four positions
Spurs then host Manchester United on 14 May in their last game at the Lane and will hope they are a step closer to the title by then.
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has made a Twitter dig at Arsenal.