Spurs set for huge crowd

Spurs star Andros Townsend says Tottenham have been briefed on Sydney FC's star quality - and they want to put on a show for the thousands set to turn out at ANZ Stadium this evening.

The 23 year old winger has lapped up the support from fans since they touched down in Australia on Thursday and wants to reward them when they take to the pitch.

He revealed he had watched Sydney's games on UK TV two years ago...and is expecting a showpiece clash.

"We got a great reception in Malaysia but coming to Australia we got an even better one," he told FourFourTwo. "It was crazy! It's an honour for us and hopefully we can put on a show for the guys that were singing the songs at the airport.

"Playing in front of up to 80,000 fans at ANZ will only beaten by the crowd we had at Wembley this season. It's great to see we have so many fans in Australia - you don't really realise when you're playing in the Premier League that you do have that sort of support all around the world. It's possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity to see us play so we've got to put on a show for them.

"To be fair to them, Sydney FC are a decent side. They lost in the Grand Final recently, they've had players like Del Piero and Dwight Yorke play for them so they're a good side for sure. It'll be a difficult game for us and hopefully we can get the win.

"I saw a few matches of theirs when Del Piero first went there - they showed it on English TV - other than that I don't know too much but I'm sure as they got to the grand final and unfortunately lost, I'm sure they're a decent side."

He was joined by Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado, Danny Rose and Harry Winks at a training clinic for special needs kids at Birchgrove Oval yesterday where they also lit the flame for the Special Olympics. 

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