Danny Rose has revealed that even for an England international, the novelty of playing at Wembley has worn off after a year and a half of it being Tottenham’s temporary home.
The former Leeds man feels that the atmosphere at Wembley has gone flat and Spurs’ last home game against Southampton was played out in front of a dwindling crowd.
That match with the Saints brought in the lowest crowd Tottenham have attracted during their time at the National Stadium and the prospect of staying there until February does not appeal to Rose.
He said: “It’s just not nice any more. I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley. We’re all itching to get in the new stadium and hopefully it’s not too much longer.”
It is clearly a source of great frustration for everyone connected to the club but it was still surprising to see Rose be so candid about the fact playing at Wembley feels so bad.
After a summer of stagnation, being without a proper home is an unwanted additional issue that is dragging down the momentum of the club.
It is not something the players or manager can control but the people behind the scenes must now deliver to keep the on-pitch momentum going.