Open training - as it happened...
09 April 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Open Training was again a huge success in the sun at White Hart Lane on Thursday.
The fun started bright and early in Tottenham Square with fans welcomed by the sound of our Pan Nation Steel Band and a range of activities including football skills on our inflatables and Charlotte Lade from Disney XD's popular 'Goalmouth' Show teaching fans her freestyle moves. The action then moved into the stadium...
Below: Danny Rose, Benji Stambouli, Harry Kane, Paulinho, Cristian Ceballos and Vlad Chiriches
Here's how it happened...
12.10pm: Harry has just signed autographs pitchside - and that's it for Open Training!
12.05pm: Harry Kane has just completed a Q&A on the Jumbotron with questions from young fans.
11.51am: Mauricio told the fans: "This has been a fantastic day and thanks to you all for coming to join us. With your support, we can achieve everything. We hope you enjoyed it."
11.50am: Mauricio Pochettino just being interviewed.
Below: Etienne Capoue's delight after he hit the crossbar
11.48am: Etienne Capoue, Nabil Bentaleb, Eric Dier, Roberto Soldado, Danny Rose, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen all took on a crossbar challenge, striking from 40 yards away across the pitch - won by Nabil and Etienne with one strike each out of three.
11.35am: The main session has now finished, although a number of players are still out on the pitch, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela doing keep-ups, Etienne Capoue, Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb, Eric Dier, Luke McGee all aiming at the crossbar across the width of the pitch.
11.20am: The match has finished, Mauricio Pochettino spoke to the players and they have now started a shooting drill, players split into two again, playing one-twos with Mauricio and firing shots in a goal.
11.05am: Lads have now moved to a match across the width of the pitch.
Below: Graham Roberts
11am: Legendary former defender/midfielder and UEFA Cup winning skipper Graham Roberts is here pitchside.
10.57am: Two key members of Spurs Ladies now being interviewed pitchside - goalscoring midfield Wendy Martin and skipper Jenna Schillaci. The ladies take on Charlton in the Ryman Cup Final at Ware FC on Thursday week, April 16.
10.55am: Players now in two groups, one-touch, piggy in the middle.
10.51am: Players have stepped-up the intensity in the ball work now, groups of three.
Below: Lads in the tunnel
10.45am: The players have finished their stretches and have now moved on to some light ball work.
10.35am: Assistant Head Coach Jesus Perez explained to fans via the Jumbotron what to expect from this morning's session.
10.31am: The lads have just emerged from the tunnel and have started their stretching routines in front of the fans in the North Stand.