Neville: This is why I will miss White Hart Lane
By Aramide Oladipo
Gary Neville has admitted that he will be sad to say goodbye to White Hart Lane this weekend.
Tottenham will play their final ever match at the ground as they welcome Neville’s former club Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
The Sky Sports pundit revealed that it’s one of his favourite grounds in the country but he understand why the North London club have decided to move.
“To me, White Hart Lane, along with Anfield and Goodison Park are what I call classic English stadiums.” he told Sky Sports.
He added: “Two tiers all the way around, 40,000 people, great atmosphere and tight to the pitch. Unfortunately, we are moving away from that now. I will miss it but I like the new stadiums. We have to move forward.”
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As a player, Neville enjoyed success when playing Tottenham at White Hart Lane and he revealed that his best moment there occurred when Manchester United pulled off one of the best comebacks in Premier League history with a 5-3 win.
The match took place in the 2001/02 season and Spurs went into half-time with a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Dean Richards, Les Ferdinand and Christian Ziege.
Manchester United responded after the break and responded with five goals scored by Andrew Cole, Laurent Blanc, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Juan Sebastian Veron and David Beckham.
Spurs secured their first league home win over Manchester United in 15 years with a 3-0 victory last season.
Tottenham are unbeaten in 18 league games at White Hart Lane this season and they would love nothing more than to give their fans another victory before saying goodbye to their famous stadium.
In other Tottenham news, Darren Anderton has stated what current players think of Spurs’ current home.