Alasdair Gold has suggested via Football.London that Ange Postecolgou might want all of the players in the Tottenham squad to be accustomed to his preferred style of play in case the club are not able to offload some of them, which is why he has taken such a big group on the pre-season tour.

It came as a surprise to many when it was announced last week that a total of 31 players would be travelling to Australia, with Hugo Lloris being the only fit senior player to remain back in London.

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Postecoglou remarked in his press conference earlier today that some of the players who are currently with him in Perth might not be at the club when the new campaign gets underway (Optus Sport).

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Gold has now explained that by taking all the available players on tour, the new Tottenham head coach has stayed true to his promise of everyone being given a clean slate and treated as equals.

The journalist suggests that there could be one more reason why the Australian made the decision to travel with such a big squad – he understands that Tottenham might find it difficult to offload some players.

Gold states that Postecoglou might want the whole squad accustomed to his style of play just in case some, who he deems surplus to requirements, end up staying.

Finally, Gold also adds that the players who have been linked with moves away such as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Davinson Sanchez, as well as the ones who were out on loan last season, such as Tanguy Ndombele, Joe Rodon and others, will get a chance to impress in pre-season.

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Conte famously did not even want the players he deemed surplus to requirements, such as Reguilon, to train with the first-team at Hotspur Way.

That only makes it harder for the club to get a fair market value for these players as the whole world is aware that they have been frozen out at Spurs.

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