Lifelong Tottenham fan Scott Sutter admits he was left shaking after his Young Boys side were drawn against the English outfit in the UEFA Champions League.
The Enfield-born 24-year-old used to cheer on Spurs at White Hart Lane but then left Britain for his father's native Switzerland aged 16.
The Young Boys defender now can not wait to take on Harry Redknapp's side for a place in the lucrative group stage of the elite European competition.
Speaking from Bern after watching Friday's draw, the defender told Sky Sports News: "It couldn't be better. I'm still kind of shaking from hearing the draw.
"To be drawn against the team I grew up supporting is a special, special feeling for me."
Sutter has already been inundated with ticket requests for the tie, which will see Young Boys host Spurs on 17th August in the Stade de Suisse, before the return leg at White Hart Lane eight days later.
"All my friends are writing to me," he said.
"I'm going to have to make a list when I go home because I need to order about 200 tickets!
"Hopefully I'll stay injury-free beforehand so I can play in the stadium where I once was as a supporter."
Sutter moved to Switzerland to join Grasshoppers in 2002 after deciding to leave Charlton.
He explained: "It was a new sort of adventure for me and helped me grow up a lot quicker, learning a new language - and with the dream and aim to sometime move back to England when I was a bit older."
While delighted to be playing Spurs, the defender will not be giving Harry Redknapp's side any special favours and believes Young Boys will give the English side a stiff test, having already produced one shock by beating Fenerbahce in Istanbul in the previous round.
He added: "We play our home games on astroturf; last season, we only lost one game there.
"If we play like we did against Fenerbahce, the chances - especially at home - are good for us."