Taking in European fixtures at Wembley this season was supposed to inspire Tottenham, but a grand stage has proved to be more of a hindrance than a help.
Opting to take their continental clashes away from White Hart Lane allowed Spurs to pack more followers into eagerly-anticipated contests against the best sides in the business.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have, however, given a loyal fan base little to cheer on ‘home’ soil.
A consolation prize of a place in the Europa League offered another route to European glory, but a 2-2 draw with Gent in the second leg of their last-32 encounter was not enough to prevent another early exit.
6 - Spurs have conceded more goals in four European games at Wembley this season (6) than in 12 league games at White Hart Lane (5). Curse.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 23, 2017
Spurs have clearly struggled at the home of English football this season, with their efforts in the Premier League showing that they do know how to keep the back door bolted.
They have done themselves few favours in Europe, though, with their struggles often self inflicted.
Against Gent, Dele Alli collected a reckless red card while Harry Kane put through his own net.
4 - Since the start of 2013-14, Harry Kane has scored 4 own goals in all competitions - twice as many as any other Spurs player. Misguided.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 23, 2017
Fortunately for the England international, he remains a key man for Spurs at the opposite end of the field.