Premier League: Danny Rose: It is no longer an honour to play at Wembley after Spurs’ lowest league attendance

Premier League: Danny Rose: It is no longer an honour to play at Wembley after Spurs’ lowest league attendance

‘I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley anymore’: Danny Rose admits stadium has lost its lustre after Spurs post lowest league attendance

  • Tottenham’s game against Southampton had an attendance of just 33,012 
  • Spurs have been playing at Wembley for over a year as they wait for new ground 
  • And Danny Rose believes it is no longer nice to play at Wembley after the wait 

Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline

Danny Rose feels like it is no longer a privilege to play at Wembley after Tottenham posted their lowest league attendance at the ground.

The England international played in the win against Southampton on Wednesday night in front of a sparse crowd. Just 33,012 fans were there, compared with the 38,947 at the Newport FA Cup game last season.

The national stadium holds 90,000 but most Spurs matches are restricted to 51,000 due to Brent Council restrictions. On Wednesday night, there were 57,000 empty seats.

Danny Rose has admitted that playing at Wembley has lost some of its lustre recently

Danny Rose has admitted that playing at Wembley has lost some of its lustre recently

Danny Rose has admitted that playing at Wembley has lost some of its lustre recently

Spurs played their game against Southampton in front of their lowest league attendance there

Spurs have played at Wembley for over a year while waiting for their new ground to be ready.

Rose believes both players and fans are desperate to move. 

He said: ‘It’s just not nice anymore. It’s lost its… I don’t feel it’s an honour to play at Wembley.

‘We’re all itching to get in the new stadium and hopefully it’s not too much longer.

‘Of course, the manager has said we’re all itching to get in. We’re disappointed it’s taken longer than expected but we know everybody is putting in the hours to make sure the stadium is as good as possible. It’s not that much longer now, so hopefully over the next couple of months we’re going to be in there.

‘We just have to stick together now. We know it’s not going to be too much longer.

He insisted that both players and fans were keen to move into the new Spurs stadium

He insisted that both players and fans were keen to move into the new Spurs stadium

He insisted that both players and fans were keen to move into the new Spurs stadium

There is a sense of fatigue among Spurs fans when it comes to playing at Wembley. There was a belief they would move into their new stadium by the start of the season, only to be hit by delays. Rose understands why attendances have dipped off as a result.

‘The atmosphere is a bit flat,’ he added. ‘I obviously sympathise with the fans, travelling further to come to Wembley but it’s the lowest attendance since we’ve been at Wembley. That speaks volumes.’

Rose also took time out to defend the Spurs players for their actions during the north London derby against Arsenal. A fracas broke out after Eric Dier levelled the game at 1-1.

‘For me, if I was a neutral watching on TV it’s something I would like to see – as long as nobody is throwing hands and assaulting each other. 

‘I don’t think there was anything wrong with what happened. We celebrated and Arsenal got annoyed with that and the game continues’. 

SPURS ATTENDANCES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

2017-18

Chelsea – 73,587

Burnley – 67,862

Swansea – 65,366

Bournemouth – 73,502

Liverpool – 80,827

Palace – 65,270

West Brom – 65,905

Stoke – 62,202

Brighton – 55,124

Southampton – 57,297

West Ham – 50,034 (LOWEST)

Everton – 76,251

Man United – 81,978

Arsenal – 83,222 (HIGHEST)

Huddersfield – 68,311

Man City – 80,811

Watford – 52,675

Newcastle – 54,923

Leicester – 77,841

AVERAGE – 68,052

2018-19

Fulham – 58,297

Liverpool – 80,188 (HIGHEST)

Cardiff – 43,268

Man City – 56,854

Chelsea – 55,465

Southampton – 33,012 (LOWEST)

AVERAGE 54,514

Rose also defended his team-mates after the fracas during the north London derby on Sunday

Rose also defended his team-mates after the fracas during the north London derby on Sunday

Rose also defended his team-mates after the fracas during the north London derby on Sunday



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