Klinsmann among latest players confirmed for Legends Test Event match
Tue 19 March 2019, 16:10|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce that iconic former striker Jürgen Klinsmann is among the latest group of players to have signed up for the fast-approaching Test Event match between Spurs Legends and Inter Forever at the new stadium.
A World Cup winner with Germany in 1990, Jürgen enjoyed a glittering playing career which included time at Inter, Monaco, Bayern Munich and two spells with us, before going on to manage Germany, Bayern Munich and the USA.
In view of his storied history with both clubs, Jürgen is set to wear the colours of Spurs and then Inter in the showpiece match on Saturday 30 March.
“It‘s a huge honour and pleasure to be part of the first senior game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with all the amazing Legends,” smiled Jürgen. “I can’t wait to be back again in Tottenham and to feel the very unique spirit that surrounds Spurs.”
In addition to Jürgen and the names announced last week, we can confirm that Nayim, Micky Hazard, Mark Falco, Teemu Tainio, Paul Stalteri, Pascal Chimbonda, Chris Perry and Neil Sullivan will also be part of the action on the day, with more players still to be confirmed as we build up to this historic fixture.
Furthermore, Gary Mabbutt, the Legends team manager for this unique occasion, will be joined in the dugout by our record-breaking former striker and ex-coach Clive Allen in the role of assistant manager.
Former midfielder Hazard, an FA Cup and UEFA Cup winner with us in the early-1980s, said: “I’m absolutely honoured to even be considered for this occasion. To be part of the first senior team to play on the pitch at the new stadium is an absolute thrill and I believe it will totally complete my footballing life. I’m blessed to have had the life I’ve had in football and this rounds it off in the best way imaginable. Ever since Gary told me that I would be in the squad, I’ve dreamed about scoring the winning goal! If that ever does happen, I’ll be shouting just as loud as all the fans there in the stadium!”
One of the younger members of the Legends squad, former defender Stalteri will be travelling over from his base in Canada specifically for the game. “It’s a fantastic honour to be part of such an historic match,” he said. “The stadium looks fantastic – I’ve been following the build closely from over here in Canada they really haven’t missed anything. The way they’ve built it with the architecture, the technology… it’s very impressive to be honest. I’m still in contact with Spurs Canada, one of the Club’s big fan groups out here, and I know they’re all buzzing for the opening of the stadium as well. I’m really looking forward to the game.”
Kick-off on Saturday 30 March is at 5.30pm. Tickets are on sale now to One Hotspur members for this match, as well as the first Test Event match pitting our Under-18s against their Southampton counterparts this Sunday (24 March, kick-off 3pm). Please come and enjoy these occasions and help us test the stadium so we can open it.