Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has been speaking on the latest Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast to discuss the club’s busy festive schedule.
A number of Tottenham’s games have been postponed in recent weeks with the majority the result of the north London club’s recent outbreak of the virus.
Do you want Spurs to continue in the Conference League?
One of the games to be postponed was the Europa Conference League clash against Rennes which was scheduled for last Thursday.
The game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was set to be the final game of the group stages with Spurs needing a win to guarantee their spot in the knockout stages.
However, the game was not played and alongside the guidance of UEFA, the two sides have been unable to find a resolution as to when the game could be played before UEFA 31 December deadline.
Although there is huge doubt surrounding Tottenham’s future in the competition, they were included in the draw for the knockout stages and Gold provided the following update on when fans can expect to hear UEFA’s final decision:
(11:00) “The word out of UEFA is [it’s] probably going to be next week decision. Which again, I mean, I get it, I’d actually say I can understand that one more as having more deliberation involved, because obviously, they’ve got to get to the bottom of exactly what Tottenham situation was at the time. And then also, if Tottenham didn’t meet those player requirements for the game.”
TIF Thoughts on the Europa Conference League…
We think Antonio Conte will be hoping for the opportunity to continue in the competition as it should offer this group of players with a realistic opportunity to break the club’s 13-year trophy drought which hangs over their heads.
However, it would be far from the end of the world if they were to be told by UEFA that they were unable to continue in the competition.
Spurs already have three Premier League games to catch up on and one less competition to play in would leave Conte with one less thing to deal with in their hunt for a spot in the top four.