The Wembley surface is threadbare, looking weary and devoid of its usual lustre — and Tottenham are not what they were, either.
They, too, have lost a little of the gloss which made them so pleasing on the eye. Perhaps, like their home from home, they are tired and overworked and confused by all the debate about their true purpose in life.
This Champions League campaign has wheezed and spluttered from Milan to London to Eindhoven and back but finally Spurs have secured a victory in Europe for the first time in 2018.
Harry Kane was the hero for Tottenham as he scored two late goals to help Spurs come from a goal down to beat PSV