Following their 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, several Tottenham Hotspur players went to Alexandra Palace to indulge in a spot of darts.
Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose were photographed with Michael van Gerwen backstage as the world number one began his quest for a third World Championship title.
The Dutch darts ace got his campaign underway with a 3-1 win over St Helens thrower Alan Tabern, shaking off an unsavoury incident in which a member of the audience threw beer at him.
With England facing the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League next year, Trippier was filmed on camera making a bet with Van Gerwen that the Three Lions would emerge victorious from the clash.
As part of the wager, the loser would take the winner out to dinner at Novikov, a London restaurant, and pay for both meals, with Trippier and Ven Gerwen shaking on it:
England star @trippier2 challenges @MvG180 to a bet with the loser of England vs Netherlands in the #NationsLeague semi-final having to take the other out for dinner! #WHDarts pic.twitter.com/st1vFbObuo— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) December 15, 2018
Some Tottenham fans reacted to the good-natured bet on Twitter:
Good lad trips, bit of bants— stuart barrett ️ (@stubarrett79) December 16, 2018
Trippier gonna love a free meal— Conor Hodson (@conor_hodson) December 16, 2018
Haha that’s class— Jamie (@pez1303) December 16, 2018
The game between Trippier's England and the Netherlands is set to take place on 6 June 2019, with the winning team set to take on either Switzerland or Portugal in the final three days later.
Meanwhile, Spurs fans will be hoping that their full-back's confidence can translate to domestic affairs, with Spurs still very much in the Premier League title race.
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