Our German midfield marauder was left amazed by a turn out of 35,877 for the great man known as ‘Mr Tottenham’.
Steffen made his mark in what was our ninth friendly and most impressive performance in pre-season as we beat the Italian giants 3-0.
Report: Spurs 3-0 Fiorentina
But he was in no doubts as to what the night was all about.
“It was a good result to beat Fiorentina 3-0 but today was the day for Bill Nicholson, don’t forget that and everyone must say thank you to him,” he said.
“I know all about Bill now. He is maybe the biggest hero of all time for Tottenham.
“He won the title as a player and then everything as a manager, what more can you do?
“It is nice to see that and for me, as a foreigner, I have to say that was great. I say thanks to all the supporters to give him that crowd. Over 35,000, that was amazing.”
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Wednesday’s night’s testimonial against Fiorentina certainly opened up Steffen Freund’s eyes as to how much Bill Nicholson means to Tottenham Hotspur.