Danny Rose has revealed how the departure from White Hart Lane hurt Spurs in their hunt for trophy success.
The left-back has recently joined Newcastle United after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
Rose had played a key role under Mauricio Pochettino previously. However, despite some outstanding performances, Spurs fell short of winning anything.
Last season saw them lose out in the Champions League final to Liverpool. That was, seemingly, the final nail in the coffin for Pochettino before leaving earlier in the current campaign.
But Rose has revealed that despite all the talk of players leaving and new ones not arriving, the impact of moving from White Hart Lane was a big one.
“I don’t know if people remember this. We didn’t lose at White Hart Lane. That is a huge factor,” Rose said. (Radio 5 Live Sport)
“The new stadium is unbelievable but I missed White Hart Lane. We managed to make it a fortress”.
The indication from Rose seems to infer that the whole squad felt a difference when Spurs moved away from their home.
A season and a bit at Wembley did not help matters, while it also took time for the club to adapt to their brand new stadium next to the old White Hart Lane site.
Fair comment from Danny Rose – TBR View
This is the sort of insight you rarely consider as a football fan when it comes to your club. Moving away from your home is big for anyone, so why would it be any different for an entire football club?
Rose makes a good point. Spurs were very difficult to beat at White Hart Lane.
Indeed, the stats back that up as well. During the 2016/17 season, Spurs did not lose a single game at White Hart Lane in the Premier League. That led to them finishing second, just behind Chelsea in the title race.
As time goes by, the club will hope to make their new home a similar fortress. However, Rose definitely makes a valid point with his comments here.