Jan Vertonghen urged Tottenham supporters to pack Wembley once again and roar the team into the last eight of the Champions League.
More than 30,000 turned out for the Premier League game against Watford last month but a big crowd was predicted against Borussia Dortmund today as Mauricio Pochettino’s team return to European competition.
‘It’s very important,’ said Vertonghen. ‘It helps when the stadium is full and rocking and we will see that. It is a great fixture and that’s what we became footballers for, to play these games at Wembley, one of the best stadiums in the world.
‘We had some great games there last season and definitely need that again. It gives you a great lift. The first leg is at home. We need everyone behind us and it might give us an extra boost.
Heineken, the international premium beer brand, known for its avid passion for football especially the UEFA Champions League will be fuelling Nigerians’ passion for the tournament as it kicks off its UCL campaign themed, “Unmissable Moments”.
It is worthy of note that Heineken has been a significant flag bearer of the tournament in Nigeria for years. Just last season, the beer brand opened up premium outlets to fans for an experience of a lifetime. UCL legend Hernan Crespo watched last season’s final with Nigerian fans courtesy of Heineken. In 2014, Heineken surprised fans by bringing the UCL trophy down to Nigeria for fans to have a feel of the prestigious trophy live.
Speaking on the Unmissable Moments themed UCL Campaign, Senior Brand Manager, Heineken, Mfon Bassey said,“Heineken is a brand that always gives Nigerian football fans the very best of football experiences because of their passion, dedication and zeal. The round of 16 games are here, and we decided to announce our unique campaign to celebrate the fabulous unmissable moments of each game with our consumers. This year, we will be doing quite a lot during the course of the tournament, the fans should expect some great experiences from us this season”.
Heineken has in the past few years hosted UCL experience centers across the country, serving the very best of Football moments where fans get the chance to exhibit their passion for the round leather game.
Last season, football legend, Hernan Crespo visited the country to experience the season’s finale live with teeming fans courtesy of the international premium beer brand.