First team coach Chris, just back from an intense training camp with the lads in La Manga, is already counting down the days to the high-profile encounters at the Lane in August.
The Scottish champions arrive on Wednesday August 7 (8pm) followed by the Italian giants on Sunday August 11 (3pm).
Chris beamed: "They are great curtain raisers for us, absolutely. You couldn't get two better games.
"Obviously the Celtic game is a great opportunity for their support in London, which is quite a big support, to see them and there is no doubting the quality the team have shown over the last couple of years.
"It will be a wonderful game and, maybe moreso, the Lazio game.
"It is rare to get the chance to play a side of such standing in the world
game at home. If I look at recent years, we haven't had the chance to play
many in pre-season, apart from testimonial games, at White Hart Lane.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to see those teams, one that doesn't come round
Chris Hughton says our friendlies against Celtic and Lazio represent a wonderful opportunity for both fans and players alike.