Palace midfielder issues warning to Spurs’ rivals about new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur took on Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening in what was the first Premier League game at the new stadium.

The club held an elaborate opening ceremony including a brilliant rendition of “Oh when the Spurs go marching in”, to mark the historic occasion.

Tottenham ended up 2-0 winners over Palace on the night courtesy of second-half strikes from Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen to finally end the club’s worst run of form for seven years.

Spurs fans in attendance created an electric atmosphere at the venue throughout the game.

Midfielder James McArthur who played the ninety minutes for the Eagles has been left impressed about the stadium and said that the Lilywhites could turn the 62,062 capacity seater stadium into a fortress.

Speaking to Football.London, the 31-year-old said, “It’s obviously a nice stadium.

“You can see they have done a great job and they will be hoping they can turn it into a fortress.”

The away side didn’t produce any attack of note until the final minutes of the game and were second best from start to finish.

The Scotland international also lamented the fact that Palace didn’t show more impetus going forward.

He added, “We’re disappointed. We didn’t really cause them too many problems until the end, when we had a couple of chances.

“We kept it quite tight and the defence played well, but I am disappointed that we couldn’t get anything from the game.”

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