Kevin De Bruyne takes a swipe at Tottenham’s new stadium ahead of Champions League clash

De Bruyne has played 26 times this season (Picture: Getty)

Kevin De Bruyne insists Tottenham’s new stadium doesn’t add more pressure on Manchester City ahead of their upcoming fixture, stating “in the end, it’s the same”.

Pep Guardiola’s men travel to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday to take on the north London club in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg.

The stadium only opened on April 3 for Spurs’ home clash against Crystal Palace, a fixture Mauricio Pochettino’s men won 2-0.

Many onlookers are expecting the stadium to give Spurs a much-needed boost in this final part of the season, but De Bruyne insisted he’s not expecting it to change a thing in reality.

‘I don’t think there’s any difference if we play at Wembley or there [Tottenham Hotspur Stadium],’ De Bruyne told the club’s website.

‘Maybe they [the fans] are a little bit more excited because they can play at their new home but in the end it’s the same.

‘The stadium is going to be 60,000 people there for Tottenham. It’s the same when we play at home, we have our home supporters. In the end, it’s the same.’

‘Every game is gonna be a tough one, every game is different challenges.

‘We just take it game by game and, hopefully, go as far as possible.’

The two sides meet again on April 17 and April 20, but both games are at the Etihad.

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