Tottenham are the first team since Arsenal to play their Champions League home games at Wembley. The Gunners did it in the 1998/99 and 1999/00 group stages, winning only two of their six games (D1 L3).
POCH: WEMBLEY WILL BE SPECIAL
Mauricio Pochettino says walking out in front of more than 80,000 Tottenhamfans at Wembley will be an emotional experience.
Pochettino has admitted he and the players are very excited about the chance to play in front of such a large ‘home’ crowd.
“It is difficult to describe the feeling because when we were training with a Champions League ball, with the Champions League logo on our kit, it was exciting for everyone,” he said.
“Then at Wembley there will be nearly 90,000 fans. I cannot imagine what it will be like when we walk down the tunnel to the pitch. It will be an emotional moment.”
MONACO TEAM NEWS
Team to face Spurs: Subasic, Jemerson, Sidibe, Raggi, Glik, Fabinho, Dirar, Moutinho, Silva, Bakayoko, Falcao.
Subs: De Sanctis, Diallo, Toure, Traore, Lemar, Germain, Jean.
MONACO ALL SMILES
The Ligue 1 leaders were all smiles at their training session at Wembley yesterday!
Leonardo Jardim‘s side will be hoping the smiles continue tonight!
SPURS IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Tottenham have won one of their last five Champions League games (1-0 v AC Milan in February 2011), drawing two and losing two.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Team to face Monaco: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Alli, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wanyama, Dembele, Sissoko, Janssen.
Welcome to Champions League encounter between Tottenham and Monaco. Spurs are the home team tonight but’s a change of venue for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who get their campaign underway at Wembley.