Fulham manager Scott Parker revealed his side had nine positive cases for COVID-19 which resulted in the postponement of their game against Tottenham.
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on December 30, but six players were tested positive for Covid-19, with three more confirmed cases on the next day,
Parker, whose side earned a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, was left irate at the lack of preparation for the game and called the decision to force his team to fill in on Wednesday evening "scandalous" following a recent outbreak of coronavirus at the club.
Speaking before this weekend’s clash with Chelsea, Parker went into great detail about how bad the outbreak was at Fulham last month.
“If I can explain exactly my argument because I have seen some comments regarding my gripe the other day,”
“At that moment I was ready to play the game, I wanted to play the game. But understand from one round of testing, we have six players. At that moment we needed to be very open and understand that we’re leaving our training facility with a group of players who may all be infected, because the day before, we trained.”
Parker explained the testing procedure, and that the club promptly notified the Premier League for the safety of everyone.
“We travel to a hotel, the game gets called off, we get told to come back to the training facility to test again,”
“The following day we have another three positive tests. Three positive tests for players who were going to play in the Tottenham game. So our decision was right.
“I think it’s clear to say we’ve got an outbreak now. The facility gets shut for the weekend because we need to clear things up.”