Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has talked about Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium on the eve of the Citizens’ trip to London
The defending Premier League champions go head-to-head with the Spurs in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the first leg scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Tuesday.
The North Londoners have played their home games at the Wembley Stadium over the past couple of years, and it will be their first European game at their brand new venue.
A Premier League clash with Crystal Palace back at the weekend saw Maurizio Pochettino’s men picking up all three points in their opening game at the new stadium, but facing the best English side will require something special from the hosts.
The Citizens midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes the atmosphere at the £1b stadium won’t differ much from the one at the Wembley Stadium, as he expects his side to stretch their three-game winning run against Tottenham.
“I don’t care about the stadium,” he stated.
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“I care about the team we play.
“Everybody talks about the stadium like it’s something special. Everybody has a stadium, everybody has supporters.
“They’ll be up for it, they’ll probably be a little bit more excited, but in the end, it’s a stadium with supporters. I don’t think there will be any difference.
“If they go to Wembley with 80,000 or are there with 62,000, it’s going to be the same. It’ll be a tough game, but I think we’ll be all right.”
While the visitors hope to extend a promising streak against the Premier League rivals, the hosts look to build on a six-game home unbeaten run across all competitions, as the two battle it out for the Champions League semis.