Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says Spurs will need the ‘help’ of the supporters in Wednesday’s Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund.
As reported by the Telegraph, the club’s attendances have fallen at Wembley Stadium this season due to a number of factors.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have played in front of an average crowd of just over 50,000 at the national stadium this term, compared to 68,000 in the 2017/18 campaign.
That is partly down to the fact that a number of matches have had a restricted capacity of £51,000.
However, the full 90,000 capacity will be available in two nights time, and Lloris feels the added crowds and subsequent noise that’ll bring could give Spurs the edge
The Frenchman said:
We need the stadium to push, to help us – in some days it’s difficult to deal with Wembley but hopefully, in this big game, we’ll receive this help from the crowd. They [Dortmund] play fantastic football. They have so many fantastic players and I’m not surprised they’re top of the league in Germany. The manager is very good with a great idea of football. It’s going to be very, very difficult. We need to obviously improve the team performance.
The second leg of this round of 16 tie takes place in Dortmund on March 5th, where Lloris and co will be hoping to establish themselves as a force on the European scene.