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‘New stadium delays have affected Tottenham players’, claims Gus Poyet

first_imgTottenham’s form has been affected by the delays to the club’s new stadium and their extended stay at Wembley this season, according to Gus Poyet.The former Spurs and Chelsea star joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to preview Saturday night’s Premier League clash between the London rivals – which is LIVE on talkSPORT!It’s a huge game for both clubs, with Chelsea aiming to keep their unbeaten start intact, while Tottenham could rise above the Blues into third with a victory.It’s been a strange season so far for Spurs, who have struggled to hit their top gear and yet have kept finding a way to win, and go into this game just one point behind unbeaten Chelsea. 2 2 Spurs had not planned to stay at Wembley for this long… Tottenham vs Chelsea can be heard live on talkSPORT! Mauricio Pochettino’s side don’t appear to have the same rhythm to their game as last season and Poyet believes effectively playing away for over a season is a big reason why.Tottenham were initially meant to move into their new £1billion home in August or September, but it now appears they may have to wait until January or February.Speaking to talkSPORT on Saturday morning, Poyet said: “It was a difficult change and the first few games at Wembley were very tough for Tottenham last season.“You could see the players were not playing at home, it was like they were playing an away game with plenty of their fans.“Then they got used to it and when everything is looking that you’re going to go back home and having your own incredible stadium, everybody knows what happened – there have been delays, problems and they’re back to Wembley and it’s another frustration. “A lot of people have said, ‘that doesn’t affect the players’, but it does.“It’s not the same as when you’re at home, when it’s your own stadium, your fans, your dressing room you’re used to, you really enjoy playing at home.“And with everything going on at Wembley with this with the pitch as well, that just shows you that you’re not playing at home.”Listen back to Gus Poyet on the Weekend Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Tottenham v Chelsea, Kick Off: 5:30 – STREAM DETAILS HERElast_img

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