Tottenham return to new stadium which Supporters' Trust say is a huge hit with the fans
PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 August 2019
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Spurs will play another International Champions Cup fixture this weekend, but will be missing several defenders
Spurs will be back at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday for an International Champions Cup game with Inter Milan.
It will be the first chance for fans to watch Tanguy Ndombele in the flesh unless they were fortunate enough to fly to Asia or Munich last month.
Mauricio Pochettino's team will take on the Serie A giants at 3pm, but this will not be the first time an Inter side has visited N17 to play at the new stadium.
Back in March, Inter Forever, the Italians' legends team, graced the Lilywhites turf in a test event which saw over 40,000 spectators in attendance.
Against Tottenham Legends, an entertaining contest occurred with nine goals scored in a 5-4 win for the visitors.
The fans got to watch some of the stars of yesteryear in action again with Robbie Keane, Dimitar Berbatov and Juan Sebastian Veron showing they have not lost any of their quality.
But this time it will be the first-team involved for the two clubs and Spurs supporters will be glad to be back home if a recent study is anything to go by.
Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust carried out their annual survey of fan option recently and published the results on Tuesday.
An impressive 95 per cent of the 4,300 fans who took part said they were satisfied with the fan experience at the new ground.
One other eye-catching finding was the fact 81 per cent of those who answered admitted they had been inconvenienced by games being moved for live broadcast.
An official statement from the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust read: "The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been rated a hit by a stunning 95 per cent of fans who responded to the annual survey of fan opinion carried out by the THST.
"This year over 4,300 fans, the most to respond in the survey's six-year history, gave their views on a range of issues from ticketing to TV scheduling to national campaigns. But it is the positive response to the new stadium that catches the eye."
Pochettino is set to be without Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama for the friendly clash with Inter.
Davies and Dier continue to work their way back to fitness after minor procedures during the summer while Aurier hurt his hand on international duty with Ivory Coast. Meanwhile Wanyama reported "irritation" in his knee on Monday and missed out on the squad for the Audi Cup.
Juan Foyth is another expected to be sidelined after he left the pitch on a stretcher during the Audi Cup final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.