‘I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley’ – Danny Rose vents stadium frustration

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Tottenham Hotspur reclaimed third spot by leapfrogging their London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea last night.

Spurs picked up three points against Southampton at Wembley in a 3-1 win, while Arsenal drew 2-2 with Man United, and Chelsea lost 2-1 to Wolves.

However, despite this huge success, it wasn’t all smiles at the final whistle, as Danny Rose vented his frustration at Tottenham’s stadium situation.

Spurs recorded their lowest ever league Wembley attendance last night, eclipsing the previous figure of 43,268 against Cardiff in October.

Only a little over 33,000 made the trip to the national stadium last night to see the comfortable win, around a third of the stadium’s capacity.

It appears the fans and players alike are now fed up with the temporary stadium, and are eager to move into their new home.

The new stadium was supposed to open on September 15, but delays have pushed that date back all the way into the new year.

The Guardian report Danny Rose said: “It’s just not nice any more,” Rose said. “It’s lost its … I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley. We’re all itching to get in the new stadium and hopefully it’s not too much longer.

“We’re disappointed it’s taken longer than expected but we know everybody is putting in the hours to make sure the stadium is as good as possible. It’s not that much longer now, so hopefully over the next couple of months we’re going to be in there.

“What’s Wembley lost? The atmosphere is a bit flat. I obviously sympathise with the fans, travelling further to come to Wembley, but Wednesday was the lowest attendance since we’ve been at Wembley. That speaks volumes.”

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