With the Premier League suspended for over a month, one could forgive the Tottenham ground staff for taking it easy given that the stadium isn’t hosting matches or training sessions.
Additionally, reports indicate that, even if the season resumes, the matches will likely be played at neutral venues (The Times), which means that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium may have seen its last match until next season.
However, the Spurs ground staff have continued to maintain the pitch in pristine condition by the looks of it.
Darren Baldwin, who is the man in charge of the club’s pitches at the stadium and training ground, shared a photo of the turf to show his pride in his staff.
Tottenham were due to host Arsenal in the first-ever North London derby inside the 62,303-seater stadium on Sunday before the season was suspended.
Baldwin, who has won the Premier League Groundsman of the Year award in the past (according to Football.London), posted an image of the playing surface at the stadium with the caption:
“On a day when we should have hosted our first #NorthLondonDerby the stadium pitch is doing just fine.”
On a day when we should have hosted our first #NorthLondonDerby the stadium pitch is doing just fine. Special “thank you” to my small team that are carrying out the essentials. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/hvRmm4ou05
— Darren Baldwin (@DarrenBaldwin40) April 26, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
This extended break without any footballing action certainly puts things into perspective for fans. While football is obviously not the priority at the moment, I believe fans will have a new-found appreciation for the game when the action returns and will never take any matches for granted.
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