FORMER Tottenham Hotspur season ticket holder Danny Hollands is relishing the prospect of testing himself tonight against the club he followed as a youngster.

The Cherries skipper is set to lead his team for the pre-season friendly in front of a capacity Dean Court crowd this evening (7.45pm).

And it will be a special moment for the talented midfielder, having watched Spurs from the White Hart Lane stands while he was growing up.

“When I was younger, I had a season ticket at Tottenham behind the goal,” revealed Hollands.

“Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton were playing at the time and people like Edgar Davids, so I really enjoyed it.

“I’m looking forward to the game.

“Playing against any Premiership team, especially one with top quality players like Luka Modric and Robbie Keane who are world class players, you are lucky to be on the same pitch as them.”

With Spurs, managed by former Cherries bosses Harry Redknapp and his assistant Kevin Bond, expected to field a strong side, Hollands cannot wait to lock horns with the likes of former Dean Court loanee Jermain Defoe.

Hollands, who was handed the Cherries captaincy by Eddie Howe earlier this month, believes any kind of positive result against the Premier League giants would be a fine achievement.

He told the Echo: “It’s nice to be able to test yourself against them.

“You look to learn a bit and you want to try to win.

“It’s going to be a very, very hard game because they keep |the ball well, but it’s a good test and the lads are looking forward to it.

“Like any pre-season game, you look to get fitness and sharpness and you look to learn from their world class players.

“People wouldn’t expect us to beat them. We’ll try to beat them, otherwise there would be no point turning up.

“You try to give them a game and even a draw would be phenomenal.”

When asked about his progress during the pre-season campaign, the 22-year-old added: “The training has been brilliant.

“Jon Dalzell has come in and done some of the pre-season and the training he’s put on means all the lads are feeling fit.

“We all feel like we’re getting back near to where we need to be for the start of the season.

“I played 80 minutes on Saturday and felt good.

“Over the next couple of weeks you’ve got to look to try to play as many games as you can and be somewhere near enough ready for the first league game.”