Report: Tottenham want to make this change ahead of potential Europa League run

Tottenham's Eric Dier looks dejected after the game

Tottenham need to avoid defeat in their final Champions League group game to qualify for the competition.

Tottenham's Eric Dier looks dejected after the gameTottenham's Eric Dier looks dejected after a game at Wembley

A report in the Daily Mirror has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur want to stop using Wembley as their home ground for European fixtures following their final Champions League group-stage game, and instead go back to using White Hart Lane for the Europa League, should they qualify.

Following Spurs' defeat to Monaco on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino's men know that their hopes of remaining at the continent's top table beyond Christmas are over.

They go into their final group-stage clash needing to avoid a defeat against CSKA Moscow to book their place in the last 32 of the Europa League. 

Should they manage that, the Mirror reports that they will seek permission from UEFA to play those games at their traditional home as some of their players are unhappy playing at Wembley. They have lost both of their games at the ground this term.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected at full timeTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Oddly, the Mirror adds that they have no intention of changing their plans for next season, where they intend to play all of their home games across every competition at the national stadium while White Hart Lane undergoes redevelopment. 

The plan, according to the Mirror, is to use pre-season to give them the best opportunity to acclimatise to their adopted home. 

General View of White Hart LaneWhite Hart Lane

With the Europa League unlikely to be the main priority for the rest of the season should they qualify - though some supporters may feel that it could provide their best chance of securing Champions League qualification - it perhaps makes little sense to try and make a change this season. 

Tottenham will not want to get into next term feeling like a hoodoo is hanging over them, and therefore, exorcising any demons could perhaps be hugely beneficial to their fortunes when they play under the arch on a regular basis next season.

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