Kevin De Bruyne has denied Tottenham’s new stadium will give them an advantage over Manchester City when they meet in the Champions League quarter-finals this week.
City travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first leg of their last eight tie on Tuesday night, looking to build an advantage to take back to the Etihad the following week.
After a series of delays, Spurs marked the opening of their new £1bn home with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last week, but De Bruyne insists the new ground will not give their opponents an advantage.
“I don’t care about the stadium,” De Bruyne told the press ahead of the game.
“I care about the team we play.
“Everybody talks about the stadium like it’s something special. Everybody has a stadium. Everybody has supporters.
“They’ll be up for it. They’ll probably be a little bit more excited but in the end it’s a stadium with supporters.
“If they go to Wembley with 80,000 or there with 62,000, it’s going to be the same. It’ll be a tough game but I think we’ll be all right.”