Tottenham pay poignant tribute to late health coach Gian Piero Ventrone by laying wreath on bench forward of Champions League conflict in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt as followers observe minute’s applause
- Tributes paid at Tottenham’s first residence recreation since Gian Piero Ventrone died
- The health coach handed away from a type of leukaemia final week aged 62
- Spurs followers held a minute’s applause earlier than their conflict with Eintracht Frankfurt
- A floral wreath was positioned on the aspect’s bench for the Champions League match
Tottenham Hotspur made plenty of tributes to their late health coach Gian Piero Ventrone of their first residence match since his loss of life.
Final week, Ventrone died on the age of 62 from a mind haemorrhage, shortly after being recognized with a type of acute myeloid leukaemia.
Earlier than their Champions League match with Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday evening, a floral tribute was positioned on the Spurs bench on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – alongside an identical wreath from visiting captain Sebastian Rode.
Followers and gamers got here collectively for a minutes applause in honour of Ventrone, and in addition former Spurs participant John Duncan, who additionally died final week on the age of 73.
Ventrone had been colleagues with Spurs supervisor Antonio Conte for nearly 30 years, and got here to the membership when the Italian was appointed as boss final yr.
Tottenham devoted their 1-0 win away to Brighton over the weekend to the reminiscence of Ventrone.
Chatting with BT Sport earlier than the match, pundit Peter Crouch mentioned it was straightforward to neglect the significance of a membership’s backroom employees to these gamers, particularly should you’re not inside a membership’s “bubble”.
Gamers got here collectively to applaud the reminiscence of Gian Piero Ventrone and John Duncan
Crouch added: ‘He was with Antonio Conte for nearly 30 years, that should have had a big impact contained in the dressing room. To return via that and get the end result [against Brighton] was particular.’
Fellow pundit Glenn Hoddle mentioned: ‘It was a shock to everybody on the membership. It occurred in a short time, by all accounts. The gamers and managers have gotten to be applauded for the way in which they dealt with it emotionally. They did the enterprise for him, 100% [at Brighton].’
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