Conor Coady thinks Spurs players will be annoyed about latest club announcement 

Conor Coady does not think the Tottenham players will be pleased to learn that they will have to travel to Australia for a post-season friendly.

It was reported earlier this week by The Times that Spurs had agreed to travel Down Under and take on Newcastle United at the Melbourne Cricket Ground just three days after both sides conclude their Premier League campaign.

It is certainly not an ideal situation for the players to travel halfway around the world after a long and arduous season, especially with the European Championship also kicking off in June.

Tottenham’s chief football officer Scott Munn has confirmed that the international calendar is not expected to affect player availability for the fixture and that Timo Werner is likely to be the only Spurs player to miss the trip since he is getting married (ESPN).

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Tottenham players may not be happy about post-season friendly

Coady believes that the news would have gone down like a lead balloon in the Tottenham and Newcastle changing rooms.

When informed that the two clubs will be playing a friendly, the Leicester City centre-back said on The Monday Night Club: “Are they? I bet that’s gone down well in the dressing room. After everything you’ve been through in the season with the games you’ve played and everything, it’s not as if they’re jumping on an hour flight, is it? 

“Being in a dressing room, you get that news through, you’d be saying ‘why’, first and foremost. Obviously, we know why, because it’s money situations and an opportunity to bring in a little bit of revenue from Australian fans to watch the team play, I completely get it.

“But I think with the Euros being around the corner, and that sort of thing happening, a massive tournament being around the corner, I’m not sure whether it’s needed for football players. But from a club point of view, and bringing revenue into the club, that’s the sole purpose of it, yeah.”

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It will be absolutely disastrous if any of the players going to the Euros pick up an injury in that fixture. Both sets of players will likely be going through the motions and the game will probably lack any intensity.

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