ニュース速報: Tottenham’s Covid outbreak ‘has become even WORSE’, to add to seven first-team players who had already tested positive, with the club set to request a postponement of their Premier League game at Brighton
Spurs were hit with a bombshell that seven players had tested positive for the virus after taking a lateral flow, with the squad awaiting the results of a PCR test to confirm their worst fears.
Tottenham’s Covid outbreak has reportedly worsened and their Brighton clash is at risk
It is not yet known which players have been affected, but up to seven initially tested positive
Tottenham are already preparing to face Rennes in the UEFA Conference League on Thursday night, with the European body previously confirming the game will still go ahead, but their game at the AMEX looks doubtful.
The outbreak comes as a huge blow to Spurs boss Antonio Conte, whose side have won their last three successive games and are desperate to keep momentum going.
Spurs already have a game in hand to play after their clash at Burnley was called off due to adverse weather and Conte will be frustrated to miss out on another chance to close the gap to the top four – even without a number of top players.
Sportsmail has approached Tottenham for comment.
The club are said to be considering a request to delay their trip to face Graham Potter’s side
The news comes as a huge blow to Spurs, who are looking to keep their momentum after three straight Premier League wins
While the Brighton game has huge question marks, their clash at Rennes is unlikely to be postponed due to UEFA’s rules stipulating that ties are only placed into jeopardy ‘if less than 13 players registered on the A list or no registered goalkeeper are available.’
Earlier in the season, the club reported two false positives ahead of their trip to Newcastle after taking lateral flow tests before the senior players were given the all clear to take part.
Covid outbreaks were common last season – with many games forced to be delayed as players were struck down with the virus – but Spurs would become the first team to postpone a game if they are unable to fulfil their fixture at Brighton.
Tottenham are on a high after beating Norwich 3-0 日曜日に, which followed a 2-0 win over Brentford and a 2-1 victory against Leeds. They must win their Conference League game against Rennes to have any chance of reaching the next round.