The attention to detail is astonishing, superior to the Allianz, and, inevitably, older venues such as those mentioned in Spain, but the feature that commands most attention is the vertiginous South Stand. A deafening call-and-response commenced within five minutes, the sound starting deep in the lungs, the noise from 17,000 throats rolling down from the heights, racing across the pitch and returning with vigour. The architects Populous made the key (if obvious to football fans) decision of keeping the rake as steep as possible, ensuring the fans are close to the pitch, maximising the noise. Spurs have built in the capacity to accommodate a safe standing section, if the law changes, but the whole of the South Stand stood throughout. When Son opened the scoring ten minutes into the second half, the South Stand dissolved into a writhing, euphoric human mass. As the great ends of English football go, the South Stand is an immediate classic, the benchmark for all future developments.