Tottenham Hotspur supporters have taken to Twitter tearing into Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne after he suggested that Spurs’ new stadium will make no ‘difference’ ahead of their Champions League meeting tonight.
As reported by Sky Sports, the Belgium international insisted he’s no fan of the north London outfit’s new stadium, and claimed that ‘everybody’ talks about the stadium like it’s something very ‘special’.
“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’ll be up for it, they’ll probably be a little bit more excited, but in the end it’s a stadium with supporters. I don’t think there will be any difference.
“If they go to Wembley with 80,000 or are there with 62,000, it’s going to be the same. It’ll be a tough game but I think we’ll be all right.”
Tottenham opened their stadium last Wednesday with a win as they beat Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League.
Spurs will be looking to maintain that momentum when they play host to the Citizens tonight in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.
De Bruyne’s comments, however, didn’t sit well with Spurs fans, with some of them suggesting that the Tottenham fans need to prove the Belgian wrong by making as much noise as possible.
Here is a selection of Tottenham fans on Twitter reacting to De Bruyne’s comments:
— Tom Burton (@ITWASCOMINGHOME) April 8, 2019
Best cure for that shit is for us to spank them, make him eat his words,
— Nick Smith (@Nptsmith) April 8, 2019
It is special you plank ! De Bruyne is so arrogant 😡
— YIDOLOGY (@HayroKara) April 8, 2019
"everyone has a stadium, everyone has fans" 😂 pic.twitter.com/3U4SN3x36y
— Stuart Andrews (@SAndrews95_Thfc) April 8, 2019
They said same about anfield and got murdered…Come on u spurs
— Nana (@obengmckaay) April 8, 2019
Kevin De Bruyne: 'Everybody talks about Tottenham's stadium like it’s something special. Everybody has a stadium'
— Pratomo (@dicahyo) April 7, 2019
Calling on Spurs fans in attendance tomorrow to make Tottenham Hotspur Stadium a cauldron of noise from start to finish. Let DeBruyne and City hear us and not each other. #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/VuCJdUhZeO
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) April 8, 2019
I see Kevin De Bruyne thinks the New Stadium will be just the same as playing us at Wembley. I urge everyone going tomorrow night to show him that he might just have got that wrong.
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownTHFC) April 8, 2019
He doesn't know what a atmosphere sounds like playing in front of all them empty seats every week.
— Jason white (@Jayspurs87n17) April 8, 2019
DE Bruyne doesn't understand, it's not the stadium it's the coming home to play. #COYS
— Marcooni (@Marcooni) April 7, 2019
Tottenham and Manchester City meeting tomorrow night will be first of three meetings between the two clubs in the next 11 days. After tomorrow night, Spurs will travel back to Etihad for the return leg which takes place next Wednesday.
This will then be followed up by their Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium, with Spurs aiming to maintain their spot inside the top-four, whilst City are hoping to record back-to-back Premier League titles.