The strangely low attendance figures versus Cardiff explained

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Tottenham Hotspur have famously had no problem filling the national stadium since they made it their temporary home at the beginning of last season.

Through the 2017/18 campaign, they twice broke the Premier League attendance record against Manchester United and Arsenal with 81,978 and 83,222 respectively.

Spurs were also close to the 90,000 Wembley capacity with their recent Champions League match against Barcelona, so why were there only 43,000 at the Cardiff City game?

It has now been revealed in an Evening Standard report that Tottenham decided to close off the top tier of Wembley on Saturday.

This comes as there is a restriction on the number of full capacity games to be held at Wembley, meaning Tottenham were forced to take this hit on Saturday in order to provide amazing atmosphere in the bigger matches.

The noise levels at the national stadium from the Spurs end were drowned by both the noisy visitors and the miserable rain as they inched to a 1-0 win.

Spurs issued the following statement on the matter: “Given the restriction on the number of events that can be staged at full capacity at Wembley Stadium, and with our game against Manchester City on October 29 and all three of our group stage Champions League matches planned at full capacity, supporters are advised that our game against Cardiff City on October 6 will be limited in capacity.”

Pochettino had this to say: “Me? yes. I was little bit surprised it was empty.

“But I understand that this is so difficult. We cannot ask for more from our fans. Of course it was a difficult day, the weather and everything, it’s not easy.

“But yes, I am always honest and I was a bit surprised at the upper tier being empty.”

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  1. A very valid reason. As an upper tier season ticket holder we were advised we would be moved. Note that woolwich had 29,000 for the game last season against champions Man City. Big club?…’re having a laugh.


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