“Everything is here” – Star man says new stadium will attract top players

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Wednesday in what was the first match at Tottenham’s new stadium with the victory coming courtesy of second-half goals from Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen.

The historic occasion was marked by an emotional opening ceremony which saw a fantastic rendition of ‘Oh when the Spurs’.

The wait to get into the new stadium has certainly been a long one for Spurs fans, but there is no doubt that it has been worth it as Tottenham now have one of the best stadiums in world football, to go with their world-class training ground.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has said that Spurs now have no excuses not to finish the season well and secure Champions League qualification for next season, with 62,062 fans cheering them on each game.

The England captain also believes that the stadium will help attract star players to the club in the summer.

According to Football.London, the 25-year-old told BBC’s Premier League Show, “There is no bigger energy boost than coming here [to the new stadium]. There is no excuse now, we are back home and we are going to have 60 odd thousand fans here screaming and trying to help us win the game, so we have to take responsibility.

“I think we have done so well over the last two years at Wembley holding down the fort if you like, but now everything is here, with the training ground and the new stadium.

“When players are looking for another club, maybe they will look at Tottenham and think ‘wow, they have got everything in place.’

“There are no excuses, we have got to finish strong, finish in the Champions League for next year and then next season, give it everything we have got and see if we get a couple of new players or not, but for sure it is a more attractive club when you have got a stadium like this.”

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