The break in play came at a good time for Tottenham Hotspur, and while nobody would have wanted it in these circumstances, they desperately needed to get away from things and hit the reset button.
It has been a campaign which never got going for Spurs, and if anything it has got gradually worse the longer it has gone on, to the point that manager Jose Mourinho has resorted to type and thrown players under the bus publically in recent times.
The COVID-19 hiatus will allow the Tottenham boss to get Harry Kane, Son-Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn fit for the remainder of the season, and that will be a huge boost, but one man for whom questions remain over the future is summer signing Tanguy Ndombele.
The former Lyon midfielder arrived at Spurs with a lofty reputation as a powerful midfielder who can dominate matches in the way the Londoners have lacked for so long, but in truth he has been a massive disappointment, and was publically slaughtered by Mourinho for his pitiful effort in the draw with Burnley earlier this month.
There were vibes when Tottenham rolled out a huge €62 million for the 23-year-old that he had concentration issues, and they have certainly followed him over the English Channel.
The Spurs midfielder has made 29 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino and Mourinho and his output is a paltry two goals and a further two assists. As value for money goes his is non-existent, and it would be no surprise should we see him move on in the summer.
With Kane, Son and Bergwijn likely to be back when football finally resumes, you would expect Tottenham’s season to conclude on an upward curve. The same can’t be said of Ndombele however.