“I’m so grateful it’s going to be us”- Spurs player on walking out at new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are all set to open their new stadium for Premier League and Champions League action from next month.

The club will host two test events at the venue in the next couple of weeks in order to achieve the required safety certification.

The first of those events, which will be held on Sunday, sees Tottenham Under-18s take on their Southampton counterparts.

It will be a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters to be involved in a special occasion and play in front of a crowd of 30,000 fans.

Spurs U-18s goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi, who has been with the club since the age of 10, has spoken about how much of an honour it is to be part of the first official game at the amazing venue.

The 18-year-old who was born locally in Waltham Forest, said that he had seen the new stadium rise up and hoped that he could one day play a game in it.

When asked how felt when he was told that he would play the first game at the stadium, Oluwayemi told the club’s official website, “Surprised, excited, emotional, I’m so grateful it’s going to be us.

“I can see the top of the stadium from my accommodation in Winchmore Hill. I’ve been there two years. I’ve seen the stadium over the horizon.

“I’ve sat there thinking ‘one day’ and this could be it. It will be an honour. It will be special.”

The goalkeeper also remained confident of a good showing against the Saints on Sunday.

He added, “Southampton are a good side so our mentality has to be right and we have to approach it in the right frame of mind.

“That’s the same for every game. We treat every team with respect.”

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