Premier League chairman describes Spurs as an ‘inspiration to English football’

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has praised Tottenham Hotspur by describing them as an ‘inspiration to English football’.

Tottenham have made significant progress both on and off the field in the last few years. The project started with the development of the club’s state of the art training facility at Hotspur Way.

The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton in May 2014 has also sparked a transformation in the club’s fortunes with the Argentine having guided his side to four successive top four finishes in the Premier League.

Early last month, the club opened their brand new 62,062 capacity seater stadium in North London when ironically, Palace were the first team to face Spurs in a competitive match at the arena.

The Palace chairman is full of admiration for what Spurs have achieved in the current season, having made it to the Champions League final and dreams of the same fortunes for the Eagles.

Parish told The Sun: “Tottenham haven’t always been what they are today. Every Tottenham fan I know was texting me on the night they opened their new stadium and they needed affirmation.

“They didn’t need it. They know what a brilliant stadium they have but they wanted to hear it. What an amazing year they have had.

“They walked into that stadium, they are playing in a Champions League final — that’s what I want for our supporters.”

Palace finished the season in twelfth place and certainly have some talent within their ranks which would get into clubs located in the top four.   Wilfried Zaha (Express) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (The Sun) are just two of their players who have been linked with a potential summer switch to Spurs.

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