Eric Dier said the atmosphere in St James’ Park would be “incredible” on Sunday when Tottenham face Newcastle, as he told Sky Sports.
The Tottenham defender believes things have “changed” at Newcastle after last week’s takeover and his side must be “ready” for it.
Ahead of the international break, Spurs, who beat Aston Villa, would likely have backed each other up to beat Steve Bruce’s winless team in their own backyard.
But with Mike Ashley now out of the gate and taking over from the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), he’s gone from gloom to non-stop partying in the Northeast.
Understandably, fans will be quite optimistic, energetic, and in the mood to party like they’re undefeated rather than winless on Sunday.
And Dier has made it clear he’s well aware of what to expect this weekend.
“For us, it makes a difference,” Dier said. “It’s always a tough game there. A huge football city.
“But I think the atmosphere is going to be amazing, it’s something that we should try to enjoy and thrive on.
“The game has definitely changed now with the situation they find themselves in. I’m pretty sure the energy in this building has changed, so this is something we will have to be ready for and match for.”
As everyone rides a wave at Newcastle, it must be remembered that they are still in the relegation zone and have yet to score a victory.
Steve Bruce is still in the canoe, and again one has to wonder how long as it’s pretty obvious he’ll be getting his P45 ASAP.
Either way, while Spurs have been ahead of Newcastle for several years now, if the Magpies take the route their supporters dream of, things may well change in the years to come.
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