Paul Gascoigne’s poignant cameo sets the stage for Spurs’ next chapter | David Hytner

Club’s past and future converged at the new stadium and left the crowd hungry for Wednesday’s curtain-raiser

“He’s still the same Gazza,” says Robbie Keane. “On the bus on the way in, he had me in stitches. I cannot repeat the stories ...” Go on, Robbie. Tell at least one. “Something about a pheasant,” Keane replies. “But I cannot say any more than that. He had everyone in stitches.”

The Tottenham Legends squad contained some big names on Saturday, as the club staged the second of two test events needed to secure the safety certificate for their new stadium ahead of the grand Premier League opening against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

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