Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has said that he would prefer the club to move their European home games back to White Hart Lane should they be playing in the Europa League in the new year.
Spurs decided to use Wembley as a makeshift home ground for the Champions League this season but crashed out in the group stage, losing both of their matches so far in the national team’s stadium.
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They now require a draw there in the final Group E match against CSKA Moscow just to secure third spot and a place in the draw for the last-32 of Europe’s secondary club competition.
“I think it would be good for us to play at home in the Europa League, and by home, I mean White Hart Lane,” Sissoko is reported as saying on Sky Sports.
“Going home would make it easier for us. We know the stadium and it would be better for us.”
The decision to use Wembley was taken due to construction work on Tottenham’s new stadium, which is being built next to White Hart Lane.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have looked out of sorts in their new surroundings during a bitterly disappointing Champions League campaign, with many fans blaming the switch for their early exit.
Whether or not Spurs can return to their natural home for any future European matches is up in the air at the moment, particularly given that they are far from guaranteed the necessary third-place finish.
If they do qualify for the Europa League then they will have to submit a request to change the stadium to UEFA, who would then examine the matter in further detail.