Savage delivers verdict on White Hart Lane as Tottenham prepare for final fixture
By Will Butcher
Robbie Savage has revealed that Tottenham’s White Hart Lane was one of his most favourite grounds during his playing career.
Spurs are set to play their last match at the old stadium before it is demolished on Sunday afternoon against Man United, as the north London giants relocate to Wembley in 2017-18.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, outspoken pundit Savage revealed that an altercation with former Spurs star Justin Edinburgh did not endear him to the Tottenham faithful.
However, he revealed that White Hart Lane, along with Aston Villa’s home ground, were his favourite – describing them as “brilliant”.
“I remember when we lost to Spurs in the League Cup final in 1999 League Cup final I got Justin Edinburgh sent off wrongly. Our (Leicester) next game was at White Hart Lane,” Savage said as quoted by BBC Radio 5 Live’s official Twitter account.
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“We had three armed police lorries escorting us to the ground, I got off the bus and was hammered. My first tackle was against Justin Edinburgh in front of the Spurs fans, we smashed into each other, but we won the game 2-0.
“I’ve got to say, White Hart Lane. You know when you watched the match on TV, or on Match of the Day, you knew Spurs’ ground straight away.
“As soon it came on the TV ‘that’s White Hart Lane’. I think it is one of the best grounds I have played in, along with Villa Park. The two old grounds; brilliant.”
'White Hart Lane and Villa Park were my favourite grounds to play at ' – @RobbieSavage8
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— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) May 10, 2017
Spurs are set to play their home games at England’s home ground during next season, as they wait for building to complete on a new 61,000-capacity stadium.
The north London outfit have been in superb form on home soil this term, winning their last 12 Premier League matches at White Hart Lane including triumphs over Man City and Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to add Man United to that list on Sunday afternoon, as he looks for his side to keep their faint title hopes alive.
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