Eriksen reveals the one negative about the new Spurs stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Without playing particularly well, Christian Eriksen was the hero of the opening game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Wednesday.

Spurs took on Crystal Palace at the opening event, but were far from their best, with the Dane in particular missing a few good chances.

However, Eriksen finally came good in the second half as he nicked the ball from a dawdling Palace player before laying the ball into Son’s feet, who then found the bottom corner.

Eriksen later added a second by smashing home the loose ball after a fantastic Harry Kane run into the box.

However, Eriksen has revealed that the noise in the new stadium makes it far harder for him and his teammates to communicate on the pitch, as they now have to shout to be heard.

The comment was said with obvious tongue in cheek, as the midfielder is thrilled to finally be home at the 62,000 seat plus stadium.

He said (Tottenham): “The first game back at our home was immense.

“We have been waiting for a very long time to be here, so it was very special to be back home and it also felt like home straight away.

“The stadium’s incredible. You have to build up the history with time but take all the facilities and the pitch and everything around like the atmosphere, it’s up there (with the best in the world).

“I think people can be really satisfied with what’s happened because it’s been a long wait, everyone’s been waiting for a long time, so it’s very special to finally be here and of course to win.

“It was very different because we needed to shout to each other but that’s what it’s like in a big stadium, so we’ll have to get used to that.

“But it helps that everyone is with us, in our stadium supporting us – it’s a big push.”

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