Former PL man reveals why suspension is positive for young and fringe players at Spurs


Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills, believes the suspension of the footballing calendar due to the spread of the coronavirus has come at the right time for Spurs as it gives the injured players a chance to regain their fitness.

Tottenham had struggled to pick up wins across the few weeks before the decision was made to suspend the footballing calendar.

The Lilywhites were without key players including Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, and Moussa Sissoko, failing to win any of their last six games across all competitions.

The Premier League confirmed on Thursday that the league will not resume before April 30 (Guardian) and Mills believes Spurs can finish the season strongly with their injured stars back in action.

When asked if the Lilywhites will benefit from the extended break, he told Football Insider: “Definitely. They have a chance now if Kane and Son come back fit to push themselves up the table.

“It is a reset. A chance to start again.”

Mills also claimed that it was a great opportunity for some first-team players to impress the manager by remaining fit until the season resumes: “I spoke to a few managers over the past few days and when these players come back they will have something to prove.

“They have an opportunity to impress the manager with their fitness and hunger and show how well they have looked after themselves. If some have not – who do you think will get given the game time?

“This break brings opportunities. Opportunities for players on the fringes, the younger players coming through need to see this as a chance.

“When they go back into training they can really impress the manager with the work they have done and their attitude.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Whenever it is that the season resumes, the remaining fixtures will likely be compressed into a really short period in order to ensure next season’s schedule isn’t affected too badly. That will likely mean a game every two days and so the depth of our squad will be seriously tested even if we have everybody back fit.

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