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Danny Rose: “It’s not an honour to play at Wembley any more”

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Tottenham defender Danny Rose concedes that special feeling about playing at the iconic Wembley is gone after Wednesday’s game

The 90,000-seater arena has hosted all of Spurs’ home games since 2017 as work on their brand new stadium continues.

But, in light of Wembley hosting three NFL fixtures, the state of the pitch has deteriorated with the likes of Spurs star Christian Eriksen eager to leave as soon as possible.

And Rose is on the exact same page as Eriksen after Spurs’ 3-1 win over Southampton saw a record low attendance of just 33,012 spectators.

“It’s just not nice anymore,” said Rose, according to ESPN.

“I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley anymore. We’re all itching to get in the new stadium and hopefully it’s not too much longer.

“The atmosphere’s a bit flat. Obviously I sympathise with the fans, travelling a bit further to come to Wembley. It’s the lowest attendance since we’ve been at Wembley and that speaks volumes.

“We’re disappointed it’s taken longer than expected but we know everybody’s putting in the hours to make sure the [new] stadium’s as good as possible.”

Spurs will next travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in a Premier League match this Saturday.