Spurs players bring Christmas cheer to Whittington Hospital children’s ward

Eriksen, Dembele, Lloris and Schillaci pose with staff. Picture: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hots

Eriksen, Dembele, Lloris and Schillaci pose with staff. Picture: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images - Credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I

Tottenham Hotspur players brought some Christmas cheer to young patients at the Whittington Hospital children’s ward on their annual visit.

Schillaci, Dembele, Lloris and Eriksen pose for a photograph as they meet young patients during a To

Schillaci, Dembele, Lloris and Eriksen pose for a photograph as they meet young patients during a Tottenham Hotspur player visit at Whittington Hospital. Picture: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images - Credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I

Midfielder Mousa Dembele, forward Christian Eriksen, goalie Hugo Lloris and Spurs Ladies captain Jenna Schillaci met youngsters and delivered presents to the hospital in Magdala Avenue yesterday.

Eriksen said: “It’s great to see smiles on the children’s faces, support them and give them happiness. It’s special to be here as I’m going to be a dad myself.

“We know how much we can give back and how it makes a big difference for the kids and parents,” he added.

Jonathan Clark, father of Ellis Clark on the ward with pneumonia said: “Having the players visit, I know Ellis really appreciated it.”

Whittington nurse Carly Odell, Mother of Freddie, said: “Freddie is a massive Spurs fan. He was so excited to meet Hugo.

Freddie added: “It’s great to meet the players. I’m a keeper as well so it was really exciting to meet Hugo. It was my first time meeting him.”