Jason Roy is hoping to follow in the footsteps of England teammate Ben Stokes ahead of tomorrow’s fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford.
Stokes, who led England to their first ever cricket World Cup triumph against New Zealand last month, produced more heroics in Leeds last Sunday, scoring a memorable 135 not out as England came back from a seemingly impossible position to level the series against Australia with two matches left to play.
Whilst Stokes was smashing the Aussie bowlers to all parts of Headingley, Tottenham were preparing for their Premier League clash with Newcastle United.
And in the days after the test, the England batsman was shown videos of some of the wonderful reactions from ecstatic fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – admitting he had been looking for a football team to support and hinted he may become a fan of Mauricio Pochettinio’s side.
Tottenham responded by sending Stokes a Spurs shirt with ‘Stokes 55’ on the back – he later posted a photo on social media and officially announced himself as a fan.
Never supported a club,always wanted to but never loved football enough really,my first ever football top was actually a Tottenham one,it was the blue and yellow kit with Thomson on the front. But after getting sent this I guess I’m now officially a Spurs fan @SpursOfficial #coys pic.twitter.com/VqaxgRSF9I
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) August 30, 2019
And now Roy, who says his daughter is already a Tottenham supporter, is hoping for something similar from the club if he manages to score his first test hundred this week.
He said: “Even if just to see what I can get sent to me from Tottenham Hotspur – Stokesy has been showing off with the new shirt he got sent by them after his hundred, but my little girl Everly is a Tottenham fan.
“During their Champions League game against Manchester City earlier in the year, I remember she was crying and crying and crying, and then I flicked the football on and suddenly she stopped.
“I said, if Tottenham win this game, she’s a Tottenham fan. She didn’t cry the whole game and, in my opinion, their run to the final was all down to her.”