Tottenham’s Kazaiah Sterling says that he can’t wait to play at St James Park.
The Spurs youngster believes it is a game ‘everyone has been looking forward to’.
Tottenham play at St James Park tonight for a place in the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.
Kick-off is at 7pm and it is free entry for everybody, so players on both sides are hoping to see a far bigger crowd than they are used to playing in front of.
Admittance is to the East Stand and if you can, get along there and support Newcastle’s potential stars of the future.
The Magpies have won the competition twice before, with club legends Bobby Moncur and Paul Gascoigne the star attractions in the 60s and 80s respectively, both going on to be star players in the first team.
Kazaiah Sterling speaking to official Spurs website:
“I’m really buzzing to play in a stadium like this (St James Park)!
“Personally I’m looking forward to it and I know the rest of the boys are as well.
“A lot of us have never played up at Newcastle before and their crowd might play a part.
“It’s a good challenge playing in front of a different crowd that’s going to be mainly behind the opposition – the atmosphere might play into things a little bit in the first few minutes but once the team gets going, I think we’ll be able to cope with the fans. I think it pushes you on a bit more to make you want to do well.
“When it comes to the game, a good start will be very important to help settle the nerves and really help us get into it.”
“It’s a game everyone has been looking forward to.
“We have had a few disappointing results but in the last few games we’ve been playing well so it feels like we can get into the groove again tonight.
“Now that it’s game day everyone is focused on the game ahead – nothing from the past, just literally this game and doing the best we can on the day.”