For those players that have come through the ranks, not that we have that many, it probably is their biggest game as the tradition of this game has been drummed into them as they have risen through the youth/reserve ranks.
It probably means less to the others, a fact that is reflected in some attitudes shown on TV in the tunnel before various live games. All smiles , handshakes and in some cases hugs as old friendships are renewed. This is not what we the Spurs fans want to see.
How i long for the days of our 80's Centre backs Graham Roberts and Paul Miller who by all accounts let opposition forwards know exactly what they were about to do to them on the pitch if they were to see them in the tunnel, especially in a North London derby.