Pochettino pinpoints Wembley turning point

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Before this season, Tottenham Hotspur’s record at Wembley stadium was not the most impressive, which led many to believe that we would struggle during our transitional season at the national stadium whilst work is completed on the new Spurs stadium.

However, our recent at Wembley this season has been decent and Mauricio Pochettino believes that the Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund in September was a pivotal moment for the club in helping to bury talk of a Wembley curse for Spurs.

A 3-1 victory that evening with a brace from Harry Kane and an opener from Heung-min Son was the moment when Pochettino’s side felt at home.

Spurs have also tasted victory against the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal and even Manchester United in the Premier League, and will be looking for a repeat performance in the FA Cup semi-final.

‘That’s when we started to feel at home,’ Pochettino told the pre-match press conference. ‘Dortmund at that moment were the best team in Germany and one of the best in Europe, doing fantastic.

‘The atmosphere was brilliant, the fans were brilliant and in that moment we changed to believing we could win. We started to feel like Wembley was home for us and that was a massive change for the team.’

Tottenham are looking to run an end of seven successive semi-final defeats in the FA Cup. In my opinion, Wembley will only resemble a home, if we manage to lift the trophy.

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