Report: Tottenham set to play friendly against Premier League side ahead of restart

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Dom Le Roy

The Telegraph have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will take on Norwich City in a behind closed door friendly this Friday.

Spurs played an in-house 11 v 11 match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday as the players attempt to get match-fit in time for the game against Manchester United on 19 June.

The Premier League has granted permission for clubs to hold friendly matches against one another to help players build up their fitness (Daily Mail).

However, some severe restrictions were placed on such matches, including not travelling more than 90 minutes and the players and staff having to drive themselves to the venues.

This would make Norwich the ideal opponents for the Lilywhites given the relatively close proximity of both clubs, as well as the fact that the Canaries resume their season on the same day as Tottenham as they travel to St Mary’s to take on Southampton.

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Given that it has been more than three months since the players have been involved in a competitive game, they will need to play games in order to build up their match fitness in time for the Manchester United clash. Playing Norwich a week before we resume league action will be a good indication of the squad’s fitness levels.

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