Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a positive pre-season in Asia in 2019, beating some big teams such as Juventus and giving valuable minutes to a number of youngsters in the process.
It was the first time many fans got to see a glimpse of Troy Parrott and Japhet Tanganga, the latter now seemingly a consistent first-team player under Mourinho.
Pochettino also gave minutes to Harvey White, George Marsh, Anthony Georgious, Jack Roles, and more during the pre-season tour.
Spurs have a great support network out in Asia, and of course, have perhaps the most famous Asian footballer on their books in Heung Min Son.
Jose Mourinho has revealed that the club are thinking about returning to Asia for their 2020 pre-season, but must first ensure that it is safe for the players and staff.
While Mourinho says there is no current contingency plan for the Coronavirus as reported cases have now reached the UK, he claims that Spurs want to show solidarity with China.
He said (Charlie Eccleshare):
Our connection with the Asian fans is obvious so we care about it. Are we thinking about going to Asia in pre-season? Yes we are, but we need guarantees of safety.
But at the moment we are thinking about those that are affected.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) February 14, 2020
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