Son makes bold claim about Tottenham’s new stadium

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Wednesday night in what was the first Premier League game played at the club’s new 62,062 capacity stadium.

The venue’s opening had been delayed considerably due to issues with the circuitry system but the Tottenham fans who attended Wednesday’s game created a fantastic atmosphere for the ninety minutes.

Apart from it being a historic occasion, the three points were also crucial to Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four especially considering that it was the team’s first win in five Premier League games.

The next visitors to the venue will be Manchester City next Tuesday for the first leg of the quarter final of the Champions League.

While Pep Guardiola’s side come into the game as clear favourites, Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has insisted that the new place can help Spurs get the better of City.

Speaking to Goal.com, the 26-year-old said, “In football, you never know. Who could imagine that we would have such a hard time for the last five games?

“The Man City game will be played at our home, it’s a Champions League game. I believe if we can do what we always do, we can make a good result.”

The South Korean also talked about scoring the first goal at the new stadium and said that it was an honor to play at such an amazing venue.

He added, ” “I thank everybody who helped me [in scoring the goal]. Tottenham, team-mates, coaching staff, the fans, everyone. I didn’t score [the first goal] just because I was good enough, I think I was just lucky.

“I played in a lot of stadiums. In the Bundesliga, in Champions League matches as well. But, I feel honoured to play in such a nice stadium. It’s magnificent. I hope we can show good performances in such a great stadium.”

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