Danny Rose ‘itching’ to move into new Tottenham stadium, acknowledging fans’ Wembley frustration


Numerous delays have stopped Spurs from playing at their 62,000-seater home and supporters stayed away from the national stadium in numbers against Southampton

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose is fed up of playing at Wembley.

The new White Hart Lane stadium was supposed to open its doors for Spurs’ game against Liverpool on September 15, but delays have kept Mauricio Pochettino’s side at the national stadium.

There were empty seats at Wembley as Tottenham cruised past Southampton on Wednesday evening

Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday evening was watched by a crowd of just 33,012 – the club’s lowest league attendance since moving to Wembley at the start of last season.

Rose, who started for the first time in two months against the Saints after recovering from a groin injury, said: “It’s just not nice anymore.

“I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley anymore.

Danny Rose was sidelined for two months with a groin injury

Danny Rose was sidelined for two months with a groin injury

“We’re all itching to get in the new stadium and hopefully it’s not too much longer.
“We’re all itching to get in. We’re disappointed it’s taken longer than expected but we know everybody’s putting in the hours to make sure the stadium’s as good as possible.
“It’s not that much longer now, so hopefully over the next couple of months we’re going to be in there and we all sympathise with the fans.

The pitch has been laid at the new White Hart Lane

The pitch has been laid at the new White Hart Lane

“We just have to stick together now. We know it’s not going to be too much longer.
“The atmosphere’s a bit flat. Obviously I sympathise with the fans, travelling a bit further away to come to Wembley.
“It’s the lowest attendance since we’ve been at Wembley and that speaks volumes.”

Tottenham are expected to issue an update on their 62,062-seater stadium later this month.

It appears only the final touches are needed to go onto the new ground.

A demonstration of the sound system was carried out in November and pictures have shown the impressive interior.

The club have even started selling tours of their new place, though this has not gone down well with every supporter.

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