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​Tottenham determined to break Wembley jinx

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says his players cannot use Wembley as an excuse if they fail to beat Chelsea on Sunday.

Last season, Spurs played four European fixtures at the national stadium but managed just one victory with two defeats.

"It's our challenge to make Wembley our home.

"It's not an excuse but last season it was difficult, moving between White Hart Lane and Wembley.

"But now it's not an excuse to perform. When we played there it was not the best part of our season.

"We have created a pitch at the training ground the same size as Wembley.

"But we can adapt our style for a big pitch or a small pitch. The size of the pitch is not important. Many pitches have the same size as Wembley - Paris Saint-Germain.

"So Wembley is not the problem. If we don't win we are the problem. If we cannot win at Wembley it is our fault.

"Now we can play there every two weeks. Maybe three games in a week. We were poor when we played there last season."

Ian Ferris
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