Toon-mad Berbatov slept in Shearer shirt

SPURS star Dimitar Berbatov is Toon-mad.

The Bulgarian ace, who worshipped Alan Shearer, even slept in a Newcastle No 9 shirt.

Now the Magpie fan can't wait for a dream to come true when he walks out on to St James's Park on Monday night.

Berbatov was bought the Toon shirt as an 18th birthday present by his parents.

His mum Margarita said the Shearer shirt became his prized possession.

She said: "Dimitar wore this shirt all the time. He even used to sleep in his Newcastle shirt! It's that special to him.

"He told me it was his dream to play for Newcastle United one day and wear the same shirt as Alan Shearer.

"Shearer was a major inspiration. He liked the fact that Alan Shearer scored goals but was not a selfish player.

"He thinks this shirt may even have been a sign he was meant to play in England."