Club to play Inter Milan in Norway
Fri 24 June 2016, 10:20|Tottenham Hotspur
We are pleased to announce that our First Team squad will travel to Norway to face Inter Milan in a pre-season friendly on Friday, August 5, kick-off 5pm local time (4pm UK).
The game will take place at Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, and it will be the first time two foreign sides have met on Norwegian soil.
Italian giants Inter are managed by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini and finished fourth in Serie A last season to secure their return to European football after one season away.
We have enjoyed some exciting fixtures against Inter in recent seasons. Most recently we edged past them on away goals after a tense 4-4 draw on aggregate in the 2012-13 Europa League round of 16. Prior to that, we met them in the Champions League during the 2010-11 season in matches that went down in Club folklore as two of our most memorable European performances of the modern era. A Gareth Bale hat-trick saw us come close to pulling off the most unlikely of comebacks at the San Siro as we recovered from 4-0 down at half-time to eventually lose 4-3, despite playing nearly the whole game with 10 men. In the return fixture at White Hart Lane, Bale was again a shining light as we bounced back with a stunning 3-1 victory against the competition’s reigning champions at the time.
It will be our first trip to Scandinavia since we played a friendly against Celtic in Finland in 2014 and we are looking forward to returning to the region once again. We are proud to have a historically large following across Scandinavia, where we boast a number of official Supporters’ Clubs including Norway Spurs, originally formed in 1982 and one of our biggest in Europe.
The exact composition of the squad will be determined nearer the time and is dependent on the outcome of international tournaments taking place this summer.