Ex-Tottenham man explains suspension advantage that could ‘catapult’ club up the table

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Dom Le Roy

Former Spurs striker, Darren Bent, believes the Lilywhites could get a massive boost if their injured stars return to action when football resumes following its temporary coronavirus suspension.

The Premier League announced on Thursday that the season will not resume before April 30 but did confirm that the deadline to complete the season has been extended (Guardian).

The delay may allow Tottenham’s injured stars to return to fitness before the Premier League action resumes.

Spurs were without the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko, Ben Davies, Steven Bergwijn, Juan Foyth when the season was suspended.

While all the players are in different phases of their rehabilitation, Jose Mourinho could have a significantly larger squad by the time Tottenham’s next game comes around (Football.London).

Bent believes the likes of Kane and Son will come back fresh after a sustained rest and could provide the squad with the boost it needs to mount a strong finish to the season.

Speaking to Football Insider, the former England striker said: “To get that amount of players back, hopefully, healthy and fit, it’s fantastic.

“We’ve seen how much Spurs have struggled without Son, Kane, Sissoko so getting these players back healthy, it’s like new signings.

“They’re going to be fresh, it might still take them a couple of games to get back up to speed but at the same time it’s something that’s got to be done.

“That’s the thing you need to take into account, having these playing back, if the season starts again in another three months and Kane’s back fit, that might just be the welcome back Spurs need.

“We know Spurs are having a bit of a difficult time at the minute but you bring those four players back fully fit, all of a sudden Spurs could catapult themselves back up the league, start getting results.

“The feel-good factor (could be back) around Spurs again and gives them a chance to push on and have a really good season so the break might be a welcome rest for some teams.”

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I believe it is a positive development that the FA and the Premier League seem determined to complete the season. I do think we will have a decent shot at finishing top four with a fully fit squad. However, we have to wait and see how things might pan out as it looks like the games will have to be played behind closed doors. It will be interesting to see how that affects the matches.

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