Report: How and when Spurs found out match against Leicester was called off

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed the Tottenham squad was already at their hotel in Leicester preparing for Thursday’s evening’s clash when they found out from the Premier League that it would not go ahead.

Tottenham have now had three straight games postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak after their Europa Conference League match against Rennes and their clash against Brighton were called off last week.

In addition, Spurs were also not able to fulfil their match against Burnley two weeks ago due to heavy snowfall.

Gold has now explained that Thursday’s clash was called off due to the COVID-19 situation at Leicester, with the club having “an insufficient number of first-team players available to fulfil the match”.

The Foxes were already without nine players due to Covid and injuries and it is revealed that the outbreak got worse on Thursday, leading to the club’s training centre being closed down.

Brendan Rodger’s men then reportedly made another request to postpone the match to which the Premier League agreed, just six hours before kick-off.

Antonio Conte and his squad were informed that the game would be postponed while they waited in their hotel at Leicester.

Gold explains that the irony of the postponement is not lost on Spurs after the club’s previous request to have the game called off in order to fulfil their match against Rennes, was denied by the Premier League.

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One can certainly understand why Conte seemed to be fuming with the situation regarding the Rennes game in his press conference earlier this week.

The Leicester match having to be called off after the Premier League denied Spurs the opportunity to play Rennes, will only add to the anger of Conte and those at the club.

If UEFA do rule Rennes as the winners of that match, leading to Spurs being knocked out of the competition, the fault will lay at the feet of the PL.

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