Former Chelsea and Celtic striker Tony Cascarino suggested on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Sunday morning (broadcast from 7am, December 4, 2016) that Tottenham Hotspur should take the match against CSKA Moscow this week seriously.
Tottenham will take on CSKA at the Wembley Stadium in London in Champions League Group E on Wednesday evening.
With Spurs having been knocked out of Europe’s premier club competition already, it is a largely academic game for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
True, the North London outfit can still finish third in the group and drop to the Europa League, but would the fans really want that?
Cascarino, though, believes that Tottenham should take the match against CSKA seriously in order to get used to playing at the Wembley Stadium.
“You would like to think, ‘Well, look, this is preparation for next year, we are aspiring to be in the Champions League, this is another game for next season, so no more excuses, one more performance to put in at Wembley, feel the atmosphere, understand what it is about playing at Wembley',” said Cascarino on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Sunday morning (broadcast from 7am, December 4, 2016).
Tottenham are third in Champions League Group E at the moment with four points from five matches.
Spurs are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 27 points from 14 games, just seven points behind leaders Chelsea.
The North London outfit will take on Manchester United away from home at Old Trafford in the Premier League next weekend.