Champions League mascot: West Sussex boy walks onto pitch at Wembley before Tottenham match

An eight-year-old boy from Bognor walked onto the pitch with some of football's biggest stars in a Champions League match at Wembley last night (Tuesday, November 6).

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 8:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 8:06 pm
Theo Cook (front left) lining up with Dutch midfielder Pablo Rosario (back middle). Getty Images

As one of 18 winners of the Mastercard ‘priceless mascot experience’, Theo Cook, from Felpham, walked out with PSV Eindhoven midfielder Pablo Rosario before the Dutch side’s 2-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

Richard Cook said his son had an ‘absolutely fantastic time’.

He added: "He missed the first goal [which was scored in just the second minute], but he didn't mind as he couldn't stop talking about his new kit."

Theo Cook (middle). Getty Images

Speaking before the game, Richard said Theo was 'overwhelmed' by the thought of walking out onto the Wembley pitch to the infamous Champions League anthem.

He added: "Theo is over the moon.

"He doesn't yet fully understand what it is going to be like on the day but his reaction was priceless when we told him on Monday. He is so excited."

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Theo Cook outside Wembley. Picture contributed