Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes playing Champions League games at Wembley will be a huge disadvantage for Spurs.

With Tottenham about to build a new stadium adjacent to White Hart Lane soon, the club have agreed a deal to play their Champions League games this season at England’s national stadium.

Tottenham also have the option of playing their league games at Wembley next season, with their new stadium expected to be ready in time for the 2018/19 campaign.

While Tottenham have sold more than 80,000 tickets for their opening game against Monaco and the players are looking forward to playing in front of a big crowd, Redknapp feels playing at Wembley will be a disadvantage for Spurs.

He believes it will be hard for Tottenham to recreate a big European night atmosphere at Wembley that they could have easily generated at White Hart Lane.  


Redknapp told Betsafe: “I think the big disadvantage for Spurs this year, is playing the games at Wembley.

“Playing at White Hart Lane, great atmosphere, European nights, crowd on the top, is a big advantage.

“They have lost a big advantage by going and playing at Wembley, I really do [think that].

“I still think they will probably win the group, but I certainly think it would have been a bigger advantage playing at White Hart Lane.”

Redknapp was in charge of Tottenham the last time they played in the Champions League.