The Evening Standard have revealed that Tottenham have decided against organising a warm-weather training camp during the break as the club could not find a facility to match Hotspur Way.
Following Tottenham’s clash against Leeds United this afternoon, the players who are going to the World Cup will join up with their respective national teams, with club football set to resume after the tournament ends a month and a half later.
Antonio Conte admitted in his pre-match press conference on Thursday that Spurs decided against a warm-weather training camp since they could not find a suitable ‘solution’ (Football.London).
The Evening Standard have now explained that the North London club simply could not find any facilities that would provide the advantages of their state-of-the-art Hertfordshire training centre.
The report reveals that Tottenham are the only club from the ‘big six’ who will not spend their six-week break overseas.
Four of the other clubs, barring Manchester United, will spend their break in the Middle East so their international players can easily return after the World Cup in Qatar.
The Evening Standard also add that Conte’s men are planning up to three behind-closed-doors friendlies before they resume the season on Boxing Day against Brentford.
Spurs Web Opinion
Given that there are in-door training facilities at Hotspur Way, the temperature would not be a big issue for the Tottenham players. The other big six clubs might have also decided to stay in England if they had the facilities to match ours.
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