Stalwart Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld has claimed that Wembley stadium is not to blame for Tottenham’s successive poor results against Chelsea and Burnley at the national stadium.
Before a ball had even been kicked this season, all the Spurs talk centered around the ‘Wembley factor’ and if Tottenham could realistically recreate their title challenging form at their temporary home.
However so far at Wembley, Spurs have failed to win a game, as against both Chelsea and Burnley Tottenham conceded late goals after arguably dominating the bulk of proceedings.
Before conceding late into both fixtures, Spurs were on course to register a draw and a win, but a lack of concentration at the back eventually cost the club the 4 points.
The 1 draw and 1 defeat means that Spurs have now dropped more points at Wembley (5) than Tottenham did at home in the entirety of last season at White Hart Lane (4).
This only adds to the poor form displayed at the 90,000 capacity arena during last season’s European campaigns, in which Tottenham played 4 and won just 1.
Despite what the media is saying about the influence Wembley has had on performances, Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld has insisted that Tottenham’s inability to see out those games has nothing to do with the stadium itself.
“I don’t agree,” He said after yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. “Because if we score and it’s 2-0 or 3-0, then it’s a good game from us.”
“It was like Chelsea, we played a good game as well, so I don’t buy that.”
“It was not an easy game. Burnley are strong, they defend all the time, they counter-attack, use set-pieces as well, every ball comes into the box.”
“But in these games we have to finish it, we have to be clever.”
Do you believe in the ‘Wembley factor’? Or do you agree with Toby?
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