Empty seats show Spurs supporters are tiring of being away from home | Paul MacInnes

Delays to the new White Hart Lane has resulted in Wembley – even for big games – becoming an unwelcoming venue

For a long part of the night, the vibe here was not good. It wasn’t exactly bad either, but it did lack a lot of the elements that, were you to observe them, might make you think: “Ah, this is an important match, the crowd is desperate for their team to win and I’m falling in love with the drama of elite European competition all over again.”

In front of a half-full stadium, Spurs laboured against a PSV side with no pressure on their shoulders and a raucous pocket of support behind them.

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