Tottenham Hotspur were always going to have a tough campaign ahead of them, especially since they were no longer playing their home games at White Hart Lane and were switching to Wembley Stadium – a place where their record isn’t anything to boast about.
Their second Premier League game of the season and first at Wembley didn’t go as planned, as they were beaten by last season’s champions with Marcos Alonso bagging a brace to snatch all three points.
While their new stadium will be ready in time for the 2018/19 season, Spurs fans are going to have to provide a more intense atmosphere at Wembley to replicate the White Hart Lane atmosphere, but their stunt on Sunday afternoon didn’t just go unnoticed, it was scrutinised heavily on social media.
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It was revealed that the club is connecting a drum to Wembley Stadium’s speaker system to generate greater noise, even if it is fake, and the Tottenham faithful even distanced themselves from something fans have been calling cringeworthy.
It didn’t exactly help them either, as none of their players put the ball in the back of the net with Alonso stealing the show while Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score an own goal, and it means Spurs have now suffered eight losses 10 outings at Wembley.
To further rub salt in the wounds, Thibaut Courtois has mocked the club for the extents they have gone to, claiming that the fans finally woke up in the second half after a subtle dig hinting that they need to be louder themselves.
According to Mail Sport, the Belgian shot stopper said: “They have the capacity now to bring a lot of fans into the stadium, but if they make more noise it would be better for them.
“In the first-half, if you have to put some noise over the speaker to make some atmosphere, I don’t think it is working very well.
“In the second-half, they were pressing and 70,000 people started to wake up, there is obviously more than the 40,000 at White Hart Lane.
“The only difference is that they are more separate from the pitch than at White Hart Lane when you feel more pressure when they are pressing and the pitch is smaller, that is probably better for them.
“Wembley is an amazing stadium. These stadiums make you want to play even better. All the teams that come here, instead of being impressed they will give more so for Spurs it won’t be easy.”
Courtois’ words might just prove to be greater motivation for Mauricio Pochettino and his side to get the better of the Blues when they meet next.
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