‘Overwhelming’ and an ‘honour’ – Spurs U18s react to new stadium chance

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

A select few Tottenham fans will only have to wait 24 more hours for their first chance to see a game at the new stadium tomorrow.

Spurs are due to play their first senior competitive match at the 62,000 plus seat stadium on April 3 against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

However, in order to hold this grand opening, the club must first pass two test events with flying colours.

First up is an under 18s match tomorrow, before a legends game the following weekend.

There are expected to be around 30,000 fans for the under 18s tie, and 45,000 for the legends match.

It has been a long road for the Spurs players and fans, with the initial opening date coming way back in September 2018.

However, it appears the delays are finally over, and Tottenham are finally ready to start their long, and hopefully fruitful, history in this new stadium.

The U18 squad was treated to a tour earlier this week, and this is what some of them had to say:

Brooklyn Lyons-Foster – “I’ve never seen anything like it. I just think it is beautiful. It will be amazing, I can’t wait for it. I feel honoured and privileged to be involved. I’m just looking forward to it now.”

Rayan Clarke – “It was very overwhelming, obviously it’s something new for me. Being so young, you don’t really get many opportunities to walk out into a stadium like this. It’s a great honour. Speaking to a couple of the lads I know that they feel very privileged as I do to play here, especially being the first. I can only be thankful.”

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