A friend of Mauricio Pochettino, Puyol visited our world-class training centre alongside another former Spain international, Ivan De La Pena, and was impressed by what he saw.
One of the game’s most celebrated defenders of recent years, there is not a lot Puyol wouldn’t have seen during his career, but even he was blown away by Hotspur Way.
He said: “It is fantastic here, you can feel what football is and you feel like playing football again. I think the Tottenham players are lucky to have such great facilities. If I were still playing, I would spend the whole day enjoying them.”