According to a report from Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have arranged two friendly matches ahead of the Premier League restarting after the World Cup break.
Spurs’ last game was on November 12, a thrilling 4-3 win against Leeds United at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
While 12 players left for international duty to play in the World Cup in Qatar, the rest of the squad stayed behind in North London, enjoying a brief break before getting back on the training pitch to prepare for the resumption of the domestic season.
The likes of Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Hugo Lloris, Richarlison, Cristian Romero, and Ivan Perisic will continue their World Cup campaign after their respective teams progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the likes of Ben Davies, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Heung-min Son saw their dreams ended early and will be returning to training with Tottenham soon.
Spurs’ next competitive fixture is the Boxing Day clash with Brentford in the Premier League, but Antonio Conte is seemingly keen to keep his players sharp before that game.
According to the report from Football.London, Spurs will host Scottish side Motherwell at the Tottenham Hotspur training complex this Friday, December 9 for a closed-door friendly kicking off at 1:00 pm.
Later in the month, on December 21, Spurs will have fans back in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium for a friendly match against Ligue 1 side Nice, just five days before the match against Brentford.
It is believed the Motherwell game will be a chance for non-World Cup players to get a run-out, while the Nice game could potentially see those returning from Qatar involved.
Spurs Web Opinion
It makes perfect sense to get a couple of games lined up for the players to make sure they are sharp and ready for the Premier League to resume. We are going to need to be firing on all cylinders throughout the second half of the season and it’s important to get off to a good start against Brentford.
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