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Tottenham take lasagne-gate precautions ahead of season decider vs Norwich

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The Athletic has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will be taking two chefs with them to Norwich City in order to avoid the horror of the lasagne-gate incident which occurred in 2006.

In the last match of the season at Upton Park, Spurs needed a win to guarantee the club’s first-ever top-four finish in the Premier League era but around ten of Tottenham’s first-team players went down with suspected food poisoning.

Jermaine Jenas (presenter of CBS Sports Golazo) explained that many Spurs players were sick all night ahead of the clash against the Hammers.

Michael Carrick wrote in his 2018 autobiography between the lines: “I’d never endured agony like this. It felt like a fire was lit in my guts with petrol poured on it again and again. The pain kept flaring up and I curled up in bed, praying for it to pass.”

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Tottenham’s request to get the game postponed got turned down by the Premier League and an understrength-ed team lost 2-1 while Arsenal went on to win their game against Wigan which meant the Gunners qualified for the European elite.

The Athletic revealed that a similar incident is very unlikely to occur again ahead of this weekend as Spurs generally take two chefs to away games to help oversee meal preparations at hotels. They do lean on the hotel staff to prepare meals for 50 people but the two chefs are taken there to oversee the process.

However, the report does suggest that should a similar incident happen and a lot of Tottenham’s first-team players be unavailable for the clash at Carrow Road, the fixture is unlikely to get postponed.

This is because following the postponement of the North London Derby back in January, the Premier League is said to have altered its rules, with games only being postponed if there are a minimum of 4 Covid-19 cases in the squad.

Spurs need to make certain that such an incident should not repeat itself as the win over Norwich City on the weekend is the priority. This win ensures the top 4 finish in the table for them and well again so at the expense of their noisy neighbours.

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