Continuing our series featuring some of the many highlights of the epic Tottenham Hotspur Opus - the biggest and best book ever written and produced about the Club.
16 - Modern World - The Hitman - Jurgen Klinsmann
Few players made such an immediate impact at Tottenham Hotspur as German striker Jurgen Klinsmann. Scoring on his debut in a turbulent 1994/1995 season, he instantly won over the fans with his trademark dive...
What makes Tottenham Hotspur so special?
Jurgen Klinsmann: "For me it was the connection of the fans with their club. I realised they are a lot more than just a football club in the first friendly game we played, which was in Ireland. In Germany or Italy you play those games and only a couple of thousand people show up. But this was a sell-out crowd: out of those 12,000 people, 10,000 were Tottenham fans.
"Every game we played up north in England there were always thousands of Spurs fans. I realised it is their life: it means so much to them. When you walk into the stadium you see your name on the shirts of the people and you feel responsible. You say to yourself that you better make sure these people leave the stadium happy and you give a good performance.
"This emotional connection really made a huge impression on me."
Jurgen Klinsmann is featured in conversation in the ‘Modern World' section of the Opus.
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