Kevin De Bruyne Hits Out at Excitement Around Spurs New Stadium Ahead of Champions League Clash

​Kevin De Bruyne has played down the significance of Tottenham's new stadium, and questioned how 'special' it is, ahead of Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final clash with the north London side.

After months of delays, Spurs opened their £1bn stadium last week in the Premier League against Crystal Palace, and will host their first European game at their new home against City on Tuesday.

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However, despite the potential added motivation for Mauricio Pochettino's side going into the game, ​De Bruyne has insisted that the new stadium will offer no added advantage for the hosts.

He said (as quoted by ​The Telegraph): "I don’t think there will be any difference. They will probably be a little bit more excited but in the end it’s a stadium with supporters. If they go to Wembley with 80,000 or there, it’s going to be the same. It will be a tough game but I think we will be alright.


"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. They will be up for it."

Despite helping ​City to victory in the FA Cup semi-final and keeping their quadruple hopes alive, De Bruyne was adamant that the heavy fixture schedule meant the players were not thinking too far ahead.


He added: "There is no point thinking about it. You know how heavy the fixture schedule is? I think people underestimate how the fixtures come that quickly. You can’t think about it.

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"We don’t even have time to have a rest ourselves so how can we think about what’s going to happen in four weeks? We are just going to play on Tuesday and then hopefully play a good game." 


Source : 90min

Source: 90min