The match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley in the 13th round of the English Premier League for the 2021-22 season, which was scheduled to be held at 11:00 pm on the 28th (Korean time) at Turf Moor, Burnley, England has been postponed. It was because of the heavy snow that fell before the game. Referee Peter Banks explained, “The ground was covered with snow in 10 minutes.”
Heat wires were laid under the tough moor grass, and officials tried to clear the snow, but to no avail. In the end, 40 minutes before kickoff, Tottenham announced that “the match was postponed due to bad weather”.
Son Heung-min was named in the starting list announced an hour before kickoff. Son Heung-min arrived at the stadium wearing padding, but left work early.
Heung-Min Son has one game off, but there are concerns about the December march. England’s The Sun said: “After the postponement of the Burnley game, manager Antonio Conte faces a nightmare situation until the new year. Tottenham have to play nine games in December alone and ten games from December 1 to January 1.”
Tottenham’s December schedule is full. Next month, they will play a Premier League match against Brentford on the 3rd and Norrisciti on the 5th. On the 10th, Stade Rennes (France) and Europa Conference League group stage match will be held. The Premier League match will be played against Brighton on the 12th, Leicester City on the 17th and Liverpool on the 20th. The murderous schedule continues until the Carabao Cup (League Cup) match against West Ham on the 22nd.
‘Boxing Day’ continues without a break during the Christmas holidays. They will face Crystal Palace on the 27th, Southampton on the 29th, and Watford at 00:00 on January 2 next year. In the meantime, there may be a postponed match against Burnley. However, Tottenham have weekly matches throughout December. The Burnley match is highly likely to be delayed until December.
Tottenham manager Conte said: “It is the right decision to postpone the match against Burnley. You can’t play soccer in this situation. Player injuries are also a concern. We’re going back to London and training right from tomorrow.”
Son Heung-min has been silent for the last 4 league games. However, manager Conte shows strong trust in Son Heung-min. In an interview with Italian media La Gazzetta dello Sport, Conte recently praised, “An important player must have strength, fighting spirit and speed, and Heung-Min Son has all three qualities.”
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