Spurs attacker Son Heung-min has told us that he is finally looking forward to playing, and scoring, against Arsenal in a full Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time when the two clubs meet in Thursday’s North London derby.

The crunch Premier League clash will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the top four and will be the first time that Spurs will be facing their local rivals in a full stadium since they made the move to their new ground in 2019. Spurs are currently seven games unbeaten against Arsenal at home in the Premier League.

Speaking to William Hill ambassador and former NFL star Jason Bell, Son said: “It’s going to be exciting, it’s a special game for us and the fans. I can’t wait.”

“Because of COVID, when I scored in the last derby (at home against Arsenal in 2020), it was an unbelievable goal, but it was just only in front of a few thousand fans,” Son added. “But I wish that I can score another one (on Thursday) with those amazing fans and that we can win this game.”

Son, who has scored four goals against Arsenal during his time at Spurs, went on to describe the feeling of scoring in the North London derby,

“The feeling is just amazing,” he said. “Sometimes you don’t score amazing goals, but those goals are still always so special, with everyone just jumping around and celebrating with the fans together. It’s something you’ll never have experienced – especially at this stadium.”

Spurs captain Hugo Lloris echoed Son’s comments and is equally excited about facing Arsenal in front of a packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

“It’s like an extra man,” he said. “We were a bit unlucky because since we’ve moved to the new stadium there was COVID and we played a few (North London) derbies without crowds, so we’re really looking forward to this game. It means a lot for the fans, we know, and also there will be a lot on the table for this game. We are looking forward to it.”

Lloris added that while he would love nothing more than for Spurs to grab a last-minute winner against Arsenal on Thursday, he would take a win in any shape or form.

“Football is about 90-95 minutes, you can’t really choose the right moment to score,” he said. “Obviously the best dream is to score in the last minute and to put the crowd up – but that’s ideally. The most important thing is to win.”

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