Hazard defends Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley advantage ahead of FA Cup semi-finals

Wembley has been a neutral stadium for cup matches for some time, but this season, there has been some controversy.

Tottenham Hotspur have been using the national ground as their temporary home until they move into their new stadium for the 2018-19 campaign.

In the Premier League, there is no friction, but given that the FA Cup semi-finals are staged at Wembley and Spurs are in the pot, Mauricio Pochettino’s men could have an advantage.

After seeing off Swansea City in the quarter-finals over the weekend, the North London outfit were drawn Manchester United in the final four.

The tie will in no way be a walk in the park for Tottenham considering the opposition, but they do have the advantage of playing in their temporary home.

Micky Hazard, who was at Spurs for nine years across two spells, defended the decision to continue playing the FA Cup showdowns at Wembley while having a discussion with a fellow football fan on Twitter.