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Tottenham fly to Australia hours after Premier League end


Tottenham boarded a airplane to Australia for a post-season pleasant simply hours after their 3-0 victory over Sheffield United of their last match of the Premier League season on Sunday.

Ange Postecoglou’s crew have travelled to play Newcastle on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) within the metropolis the Spurs head coach calls house.

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The fixture has drawn criticism from local weather change marketing campaign teams, and raised questions over the additional calls for it locations on gamers amid a congested fixture calendar.

Newcastle defender Kieran Trippier has mentioned on Thursday that the pleasant on the opposite aspect of the world was “not ultimate.”

“It is not ultimate as a result of it is a match 12 months. I perceive why the membership are doing it. I’ve finished it at Tottenham and [Atlético] Madrid however from my very own expertise of it, in a match 12 months it is not ultimate.

Requested about Trippier’s feedback, Postecoglou mentioned: “Our scenario is a bit totally different from Newcastle’s. They’ve had a European season, Champions League, it has been an enormous season. We have not. It is no secret a part of this [is] publicity but in addition income for us.

“I actually would not have allowed it to occur if we have been in Europe this 12 months and had an even bigger sport schedule. I most likely would have mentioned no to it.

“And I do not suppose the membership would have anticipated us to go. If we’re in Europe subsequent 12 months, I do not suppose you may be seeing this occur.

“I do not suppose it is ultimate. However I feel every scenario is exclusive. For us, on the again of our season, to play another sport two days after the tip of the season, there’s substance to it for us.”

Spurs confirmed their 24-man travelling squad on Sunday, with Cristian Romero and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg the one notable absentees.

Future Udogie, Timo Werner, Ben Davies, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Giovani Lo Celso, Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon have additionally missed the journey as they get better from their respective accidents.

In the meantime, on Sunday Spurs confirmed that they’ll journey to South Korea for a preseason tour the place they’ll come up towards Bayern Munich, elevating the prospect of a reunion with Harry Kane and Eric Dier.

Postecoglou’s crew will face the 32-time Bundesliga champions on Aug. 3 on the Seoul World Cup Stadium as a part of the Coupang Play Sequence 2024.

It’s the fourth time that Spurs have travelled for to play matches in captain Son Heung-Min‘s homeland.