Tottenham have confirmed that two unnamed gamers who examined constructive for coronavirus on their return from worldwide responsibility returned false constructive outcomes.
Both players were shown to have contracted Covid-19 however have since been retested, as per commonplace process, and can no longer be required to isolate for 10 days.
The pair are now available for Sunday’s Premier League match at Newcastle, stay on Sky Sports activities, and also will not be sidelined for the Europa Convention League match in opposition to Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday and the London derby at West Ham subsequent weekend.
A membership assertion launched 90 minutes earlier than kick-off in opposition to Newcastle learn: “Following quite a lot of studies relating to the well being of our gamers, the membership wish to present readability to occasions of the previous 48 hours.
“After additional evaluation following Premier League protocol, two gamers – whose names won’t be disclosed because of medical confidentiality – returned false constructive assessments for COVID-19 on Friday after getting back from worldwide responsibility.”
Talking to Sky Sports activities, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo additionally didn’t need to affirm the id of the pair, saying it was “non-public”, however acknowledged it had not been the best build-up.
The Portuguese, who named an unchanged line-up, mentioned: “It causes some issues within the preparation for the sport however we have now to handle and attempt to adapt and we did, so we’re able to play.”
In his press convention on Friday afternoon, Spurs boss Nuno admitted that he has been left with “enormous points” following the newest worldwide break.
Spurs, who beat Aston Villa 2-1 earlier than the worldwide break, sit tenth within the Premier League desk, with 12 factors from their opening seven video games.