If you’ve checked Tottenham Hotspur’s website, you may have been confused by what you saw in their upcoming match schedule. Until recently, the list of upcoming games showed that Tuesday’s Champions League game against Sporting had been “postponed”.
That is not entirely unprecedented. While it was believed that European league matches would not be moved after Queen Elizabeth II’s death (where would they be moved?), there was some discussion that UEFA would allow matches at the discretion of the teams involved.
But don’t worry, the Spurs will still travel to Lisbon as scheduled. The club tweeted that the “postponed” game against Sporting was due to a website “glitch” and that the game will take place on Tuesday as originally scheduled.
Due to a technical error, Tuesday’s game against Sporting CP is shown as postponed on our website.
We can confirm that this is incorrect – the match will go ahead as scheduled. We are urgently investigating the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 11, 2022
In some ways, despite the promise of future congestion in the spring, this is good for Spurs – it gives Antonio Conte a few extra days to prepare for what could be a tricky game against their Portuguese opponents in a hostile atmosphere . The Spurs will also face Marcus Edwards, a Tottenham academy graduate, a youngster with huge promise but who struggled with maturity issues under Mauricio Pochettino. The Spurs sold Edwards to Vitoria SC three years ago and he is now in his first season with Sporting. He scored a goal and an assist in a win over Frankfurt last week.