Tottenham Hotspur played their first ever Premier League match at their new home on the 3rd of April against Crystal Palace. Tottenham’s “homecoming” ended with a two-nil victory over Palace.
Son added his name to the history books after netting the first ever Premier goal in the new stadium and Christian Eriksen finished the game off by adding a second goal.
The new beautiful stadium has a capacity of 62,062 and cost roughly £850 million(the entire project) to make. It is packed with features like a microbrewery that has the magical beer cup filler, a tunnel club where supporters can watch the players walk through the tunnel and also an in-house bakery among many other things.
These things are more than enough to impress almost anyone but a certain Manchester City player was not at all impressed.
Kevin De Bruyne on playing at Tottenham's new ground: “I don’t care about the stadium, I care about the team we play.
“Everybody talks about the stadium like it’s something special. Everybody has a stadium. Everybody has supporters." pic.twitter.com/4tHzaEcZRv
— bet365 (@bet365) April 7, 2019
Kevin De Bruyne said that he does not care about Spurs new home and that it will not make a difference. Manchester City will play Spurs at Tottenham’s new home in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie between them, on the 9th of April. This clearly shows the confidence in the City camp and how they are not fazed by their opponents or their new acquisitions.
Heung-min Son on De Bruyne's "everybody has a stadium” snipe:
"Maybe the City players don't realise because they've always played at home, but we've played away from home for almost two years. We've missed our home a lot."
— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) April 8, 2019
Son Heung-Min has responded to KDB’s comments by saying that maybe the City players don’t realize how it feels to play away from home since they have always played at home. Son says that Spurs have missed having a home they could call their own rather than having a borrowed home in the form of Wembley.
Home is more than just four walls, or in this case, a football pitch. The journey to and from the stadium is the same, the stadium is ours. It’s literally built on the same land. Wembley never ever felt like home.
— Hans Moleman (@SpursLDN90) April 8, 2019
None of the Spurs supporters felt at home at Wembley, they rather felt that the stadium was cursed for them. Supporting their team at a stadium where they too find joy in supporting can really bring change to a team’s mood and their performance, but can the new stadium charge Tottenham supporters and the players enough to beat a fantastic Manchester city side who have their eyes on the quadruple and a first Champions League trophy.