During the summer Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching star visited Qatar and met with Aspertar, one of the world's leading specialised sports medicine and orthopaedic hospitals. While there they visited the state-of-the-art Fifa-accredited Medical Centre of Excellence Aspetar.
“I have heard a lot about Aspetar and have always wanted to visit. What I’ve seen has been truly amazing.
"There are many things here that we can learn from and we look forward to enhancing our co-operation with the hospital.”
Now we have partnered with the organisation so that any player we can't treat at our own state-of-the-art edical facilities we can ise the Qatar centre of excellence in the same way that PSG do. The organisation is looking to partner with one team from each major league and selected Tottenham as the side they would like to partner with in the Premier League.
Dr Shabaaz Mughal, Tottenham's Head of Medical and Sports Science, sees this partnership as another step in making those small improvements that add up to gig improvements to keep players on the field performing at the top of their game.
"We are always examining ways we can enhance our players' health and performance in order to ensure they realise their full potential on the pitch and this partnership can only help us further in achieving this.
"Aspetar is one of the world's best high level performance centres and offers us another outlet to share knowledge and information with some of the leading researchers and practitioners around."
The deal gives Tottenham priporty access to the hospital's advanced sports medicine services and facilities. A senior delegation from Aspertar travelled to Tottenham to finalize and sign the agreement at our training centre. Tottenham already had an existing informal relationship which covered medical screening, research, athlete rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgery.
The new agreement extends that collaboration on athlete performance assessments, nutrition, and podiatric health. Aspetar’s Chief Operations Officer Ibrahim Al-Darwish expressed his company's delight on formalising the partnership
"We are proud to be partnering with England's Tottenham Hotspur F.C in providing our medical services and expertise to one of the top clubs in the English Premier League. This partnership demonstrates once again our ability to provide world-class medical care to elite athletes, and reflects the international confidence of the world’s top clubs and teams in our services and proficiency.
“The partnership is one of the latest examples of our dedication to fulfilling our mission of assisting athletes to achieve their maximum performance and full potential, and our vision to be a global leader in sports medicine and exercise science by 2020.