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'Dortmund win a turning point for Spurs' Wembley woes' – Juande Ramos

7:00 pm AEDT 1/11/17
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The former Tottenham boss believes the north Londoners are now settling into their temporary home after a difficult start at the national stadium

Former Tottenham manager Juande Ramos says the club's problems at Wembley are "difficult to understand", but believes a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund was a turning point for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

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Spurs lost 2-1 to Chelsea in their first Premier League match at their temporary home, before a disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley intensified talk of a "Wembley curse".

However, the north Londoners kicked off with a win at the national stadium in the Champions League against Dortmund and Ramos told Goal: "That was a good win and it looks like it changed the sensation."

Spurs threw away a two-goal lead in their last game at Wembley, as they lost 3-2 to West Ham last week and crashed out of the Carabao Cup. However, Pochettino's men thrashed Liverpool 4-1 in their previous game at home and Ramos believes there is no problem.

"The players Tottenham have are practically all internationals," he said. "They are players with a lot of experience. They have played many matches at all kinds of grounds. It’s a big pitch where they are very protected by their fans. Sometimes football has these things and they are difficult to explain."

Ramos remains the last Tottenham boss to win a trophy, his Spurs side claiming the League Cup in 2008 after beating Chelsea in extra-time - a game that was played at Wembley.

"In that final against Chelsea, they were one of the biggest teams in the continent," he said. "And it was a final that we were able to turn around, we drew level and then won in extra-time. I don’t think it’s a problem with the pitch, but sometimes in football these things happen."

After leaving White Hart Lane, Ramos coached Real Madrid for a short spell in 2008-09. Tottenham now host Los Blancos at Wembley on Wednesday in Group H of the Champions League after the two teams drew 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on October 17.