Klinsmann: Spurs facility set to inspire youngsters to greatness

Jurgen Klinsmann

The US national team coach has been a guest in North London this week with his side set to face Colombia in London on Friday.

Gary Mabbutt and Jurgen Klinsmann have both been waxing lyrical about Tottenham's wonderful new training facilities in Enfield.

The two Spurs legends caught up at Hotspur Way, where the US team have been training ahead of a fixture against World Cup quarter finalists Colombia due to be held at Craven Cottage on Friday, and Klinsmann was blown away by the state of the art facilities at his old club.

Reminiscing about the club's former training ground at Chase Lodge, vastly different as Mabbutt observed given that passing cars could see the players out on the pitch, the ex Bayern Munich star revealed he was hugely impressed with Tottenham's state of the art training centre, which opened in 2012.

"This is unbelievable, it's overwhelming actually," said the US head coach. "Seeing a training facility like this is just world class, absolutely world class.

"It gives you the feeling that time has moved on, thankfully, and this is the real future. This is to build your own players, mould them in the way Tottenham want to play in the future.

"Kind of build the academy in the right direction connected to the first team, inspire the younger players to come here one year at a time towards the big goal of becoming a professional player at Spurs.

"I think this is an amazing recruiting facility, if you show this facility to any player in the world they are likely to say 'this is where I want to be.'

"It's a clear sign toward the future and I'm very impressed."

With Klinsmann is DeAndre Yedlin, the young Seattle Sounders right back set to move to Spurs in the next few months, and the 21-year-old is sure to have enjoyed getting used to surroundings in North London.

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