Tottenham Hotspur could play closed doors friendlies against other Premier League sides before the season restarts in a little over two weeks time, The Daily Mail reports.
Players are in a race against time to get match fit for the June 17 restart with some experts expressing concerns over whether or not they have enough time to do so (Goal.com).
The Daily Mail now reveals that friendly matches could thus be staged behind closed doors in order to help players reach match fitness. However, some strict protocols will need to be followed for clubs to host friendlies at their training grounds.
Teams will not be allowed to travel more than 90 minutes for the matches. Additionally, it is also claimed that the players and staff will have to drive themselves to the venues.
Top-flight officials could also be involved in officiating these friendlies, with the Professional Game Match Officials Board said to be keen on getting the referees up to speed for the restart.
Spurs Web Opinion
This is a sensible idea as players will need some competitive action in order to reach anywhere near optimal fitness levels. They have had as big a break as they usually have during the summers and so it would be extremely difficult to get up to speed without playing friendlies.
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