App Exclusive: Eriksen delighted to be home
Thu 04 April 2019, 11:25|Tottenham Hotspur
‘Immense’ was how Christian Eriksen described our first night in our new home.
We came back to N17 with a bang on Wednesday as, amidst all the celebrations ahead of our first Premier League outing at our new stadium, we cantered to a 2-0 triumph over Crystal Palace.
Winless in our last five top-flight games, it was crucial that we got off to a good start and we certainly did that as, after Heung-Min Son had put us in front on 55 minutes, playmaker Christian was on hand 10 minutes from time to add a vital second to seal a perfect homecoming.
That late goal capped off what was a "very special" night for our Danish midfielder, who couldn’t hide his delight at finally being home.
“The first game back at our home was immense,” our number 23 smiled.
“We have been waiting for a very long time to be here, so it was very special to be back home and it also felt like home straight away.
“The stadium's incredible. You have to build up the history with time but take all the facilities and the pitch and everything around like the atmosphere, it’s up there (with the best in the world).
“I think people can be really satisfied with what’s happened because it’s been a long wait, everyone’s been waiting for a long time, so it’s very special to finally be here and of course to win.”
With almost 60,000 people inside the bowl, it was a cauldron of noise as we battled it out with Palace and Christian felt that the fans really made an impact on the team’s performance.
While he admits the noise did make it difficult to communicate at times, he believes the support shown by our fans gave the team a much-needed lift.
“It was very different because we needed to shout to each other but that’s what it’s like in a big stadium, so we’ll have to get used to that," he added.
“But it helps that everyone is with us, in our stadium supporting us – it’s a big push.”