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Antonio Conte backs Burnley vs Tottenham postponement as he calls on Spurs to ‘exploit’ situation

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 (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said the decision to postpone Sunday’s Premier League game against Burnley was a “big disappointment”, but hopes his side can exploit the situation by using extra time on the training pitch.

Spurs’ clash at Turf Moor on Sunday was postponed 45 minutes before kick-off after heavy snow overnight and throughout Sunday in Lancashire.

Despite the best efforts of Burnley’s ground staff to clear the pitch, the unrelenting snow continued to blanket the playing surface and the decision to call off the game was made after an inspection led by referee Peter Bankes and in conjunction with respective managers Conte and Sean Dyche.

“A big disappointment because we were ready to play and we prepared for the game, and all the travel,” Conte said afterwards.

“But at same time I think the Premier League made the right decision to save the situation for the players and the fans. For everybody. It's disappointing but the decision was right.

“Ten minutes before the snow is worse than it was before and in this condition, it's not football. I want to play football, I want to play. In this type of situation it's impossible. There's serious risk of injury and this is not good.

“For sure, we have to exploit the situation, to have a training session tomorrow to prepare for two important games against Brentford and Norwich. We'll have more time to prepare and need to exploit in the right way.”

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