Tottenam boss Antonio Conte says he plans for a warm weather training camp during the World Cup.
As the likes of England captain Harry Kane and France skipper Hugo Lloris jet out to Qatar, Conte could have up to 13 first-teamers staying put at Spurs.
While those not picked by their nations will get a short period of holiday, Conte has asked to take a group abroad for warm-weather training to keep his players in top condition ahead of the second half of the season.
“I gave my idea to the club. For sure I think every team will go to have a bit of rest – 10 days to two weeks – and then you need to make the best solution,” he said.
“Then I would like to go to a place where the temperature is good, to stay there and have good training sessions and wait for the players to come back from the World Cup.
“At the same time you have to understand if the club can help me to do it or we have to stay in London but for sure I gave them my idea.”