Winks reveals what the Palace players told him about the new stadium atmosphere

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester City on Tuesday night in the Champions League quarter finals, the first time they have made it this far in the competition since 2011.

Fans will be hoping for a better effort this time around, as the side lost 5-0 to Real Madrid back in the Harry Redknapp, Luka Modric, and Gareth Bale days.

The European all-English tie comes after Tottenham just opened their new stadium for the first ever professional senior game last Wednesday.

Spurs beat Crystal Palace 2-0 and at atmosphere around the ground was electric.

Now that the nerves around the place have settled a little, it should be even louder on Tuesday against the Premier League title holders.

Man City are pushing for the quadruple this season, and Spurs would love to be the ones to put a stop to it while also booking their first ever Champions League semi final spot.

Harry Winks claims that the new stadium can be daunting for the opposition.

He said (Telegraph): “From what I gathered out there [from the Crystal Palace players] tonight it can be quite daunting for the opposition, and that is all credit to the fans and the sound they make in the stadium. It is a place we can settle in to quickly and call home, and make it difficult for opposition to come to.

“We’re looking forward to it [Man City], everyone is looking forward to a big game coming off the back of a win and hopefully the fans can create the same atmosphere, which I’m sure they will.

“Of course the fans play a massive role in creating that atmosphere and helping us out, but the most important thing is how we play, how we set ourselves out, and if we perform like we did today, and press like we did, it can be a difficult game for City.

“It’s going to be a difficult challenge over the next seven or eight games, but an enjoyable one now.

“This is a fantastic place to play and just what we need now, in this last and most important part of the season. We’ve got a fantastic boost to be playing here in some massive games that we are all looking forward to, and let’s hope we can finish as strongly as possible.

“It was not ideal playing at Wembley for the best part of two seasons but we did well and got some great results, and it’s time for us to do that here too. It’s our home now that we have moved in, it was a long time coming but what a fantastic place it is.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. You Spuds will need all the help you can get but a word of caution, this City squad do not do “daunted”. You are going to have to play better than City over two legs and fair dos to you, if you manage that I’ll give you the glory, but I know what you know in your hearts, it ain’t gonna happen!

  2. What a disrespectful comment isn’t it amazing what a load of new money can do to people’s attitudes, surely some of these so-called City fans remember when they had nothing it wasn’t that long ago, they are turning into Liverpool, and man ure fans.

  3. Yes, we did lose 5-0 to Real in the QFs of the CL eight years ago, but it
    was level when, in the 10th minute, Crouch (already on a yellow for a poor
    ‘forwards’ tackle) made another stupid poor challenge and got himself sent off!
    10 men in the Bernabeau for 80 minutes against RM would have challenged any team!
    However, I’m glad we got our revenge last season in the Group stage, drawing 2-2
    there and then winning 3-1 at Wembley. So if we can beat the CL champions over
    two games, we can beat City!! At our best, and with no injury problems, we can beat
    anyone ..including probably the best team in the world right now!

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