Tottenham's Aaron Lennon has warned his teammates of the atmosphere to expect ahead of the club's game against Besiktas tonight.
Aaron Lennon believes that Tottenham Hotspur's match against Besiktas back in 2006 was played in the most intimidating atmosphere he has experienced.
Lennon has played against some of Europe's biggest clubs during his nine year stay at Spurs, but he feels that Besiktas provided the most hostile reception to them.
“I’ll never forget it,” Lennon said to the club's official site. “The atmosphere was crazy, electric, incredible."
“From the moment we arrived the feeling was ‘wow, this is different’ and at the same time it was brilliant. I’d never experienced that before."
“Even now, it’s probably the loudest, most intimidating atmosphere I’ve been in."
It will serve as a warning for his Tottenham teammates as to what to expect when they take on Besiktas in the Europa League tonight.
Although the game itself is effectively a dead-rubber for Spurs, Turkish teams are famed for being tough to visit and they will not want to lose in-front of their own fans.
The last time the two sides met the vociferous home support was not enough to put Tottenham off their task as they won 2-0 and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for a similar result tonight.
The Argentine boss is already under pressure to start turning Spurs's results around and although there is little value on this match another defeat may damage a fragile squad further.
Tottenham have struggled through the opening of the campaign, but they are still unbeaten in European competition and they will be looking to extend this record before they go into the knockout stages.