A whole host of Tottenham Hotspur players won't join up with the squad for their pre-season tour of Australia, as Mauricio Pochettino bids to give them more time to rest ahead of the new domestic season.
Euro 2016 stars to stay at home
Many Spurs stars jetted to France to represent their countries at Euro 2016 next summer, and it appears that each Lilywhite that made it to the knockout stage with their side has been given an extended holiday that overlaps with the Australia tour.
These names include the whole England contingent of Kyle Walker, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Danny Rose, as well as the likes of Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Ben Davies. In addition, Clinton N'Jie has been left out of the travelling party as he weighs up a potential loan move to Marseille.
Is it the right decision?
The news will come as a big blow to Spurs' fans down under, who were hoping to see a number of their favoured players in action. It's certainly an interesting choice from manager Pochettino, with other Premier League stars that competed for England having returned to training this week, with the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne currently in America with Liverpool.
It means that they'll be without the aforementioned players for International Champions Cup friendly matches against Juventus and Atletico Madrid in the coming week.
Some may view it as a poor move by Pochettino, as he'll have extremely limited time to prepare for the new season with the players that miss the Australia tour, especially given that Tottenham have already been back in pre-season training for over two weeks. On the other hand, international tournament hangover is a big problem for some players as they struggle to cope with their busy schedules, so a prolonged period of rest may be the best decision in the long term.
Tottenham's ICC squad: Amos, Ball, Carroll, Carter-Vickers, Chadli, Edwards, Eriksen, Glover, Harrison, Janssen, Lamela, Mason, McGee, Miller, Onomah, Son, Trippier, Vorm, Walker-Peters, Walkes, Wanyama, Wimmer, Winks, Yedlin.