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Son Heung-min hails Spurs’ “unbelievable” new stadium

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Son Heung-min praised Tottenham’s new home ground after scoring the stadium’s first goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Crystal Palace.

After a series of constant delays, Spurs finally made their debut at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a Premier League match against Palace after forking out an estimated £1bn.

And Mauricio Pochettino’s side made sure to show investors it was money well spent by ending a five-match winless run to resurrect hopes of a fourth successive top-four finish.

Son Heung-min broke the deadlock in the 55th-minute to become the first player to score at the new stadium before Christian Eriksen wrapped things up in the final 10 minutes by scoring a second from close range.

Speaking after Spurs’ 2-0 victory, Son praised the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and expressed his relief that they had finally left Wembley after nearly two full seasons.

“It’s just amazing,” said Son, according to Fox Sports.

“What an unbelievable stadium. The noise was just so loud.

“I just want to say to thank you to my team-mates and the fans. White Hart Lane is our history but the new stadium… I can’t believe it. To play in it is an amazing feeling. It’s a bit different from Wembley. Wembley was not our home.”

The South Korean striker has now managed 17 goals and nine assists in 39 appearances for Spurs across all competitions this season.

The Lilywhites have moved up to third place in the Premier League table and a point ahead of north London rivals Arsenal. Although the Gunners do have a game in hand.

For now, though, Pochettino’s side will have to put that concern behind them as Manchester City will next pay them a visit to the new stadium next week for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

The match will take place next Tuesday, with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).