DANNY ROSE says it “does not feel an honour” to play at Wembley anymore as Tottenham players and fans grow frustrated with White Hart Lane construction delays.
Only 33,012 supporters cheered Spurs on Wednesday when they beat Southampton 3-1 – the club’s lowest attendance this season.
With the total capacity of 91,000, there were 57,000 empty seats at the national stadium as Mauricio Pochettino‘s men were beating troubled Saints.
And with fans seemingly frustrated, Rose says the players also grow tired playing in front of empty seats as Wembley loses its magic.
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.
“We just have to stick together now. We know it’s not going to be too much longer.
The defender also says that low attendance affects the atmosphere during games, although understands fans’ frustration.
He added: “The atmosphere is a bit flat.
“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.”
Tottenham hope they will move back to the Lane on January 13 when they are to host Manchester United.
Spurs plan to test their new £850million home beforehand, running a ballot for season-ticket holders to find 5,000 lucky fans who could visit the arena on December 16.