Tottenham striker Harry Kane hopes his side can banish their Wembley demons by beating Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The top two sides in the top-flight meet in the last four this weekend, and with Spurs fresh off a seven-match winning streak in the league, and the Blues having lost to Manchester United on Sunday, this could be a crucial clash both in terms of who wins the FA Cup, and indeed who goes on to win the Premier League.
But one thing Mauricio Pochettino’s men will need to do to win on Saturday will be to end their Wembley hoodoo, where they played four European games this season, and won only one, and look set to play their Premier League home games there next term.
However, striker Kane, who returned to the starting line-up and scored in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, reckons that victory over Antonio Conte’s men this weekend could go some way to rectifying their struggles at the national stadium.
When asked what was the best way to banish those Wembley problems, Kane said: ‘By winning on Saturday, hopefully!
‘That’s all we can do, win the next game that we play there, and that’s starting on Saturday.’
Pochettino’s men can certainly be confident despite their poor record at Wembley because they are the form team in the Premier League at the moment, winning their last seven league games, and moving to within four points of Chelsea at the summit.
They produced a scintillating attacking display to see off Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday, and another performance like that could see Spurs into the FA Cup final, as well as putting to an end their miserable record at Wembley.