Ralph Hussenhuttl rejects call-ups due to quarantine regulations

Thu 04 March 2021 | 19:11

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says he will not let his players go on international duty if they face quarantine rules on their return.

Ralph Hasenhuttl

is ready to follow

Jurgen Klopp

’s lead and prevent his players from leaving for international duty as Premier League players from several countries would be forced into quarantine for 10 days after their return to the UK from their national team.

Due to the special circumstances, FIFA has given clubs dispensation to prevent players who may be affected by the regulations from joining up with their countries.

Speaking on Tuesday,


manager Klopp revealed he intends to apply the dispensation, with Hasenhuttl in complete agreement.

“Absolutely no question for me,”

he said when asked about players being withheld from call-ups due to quarantine regulations


“I mean, you cannot think that I send any player anywhere when he has to quarantine when he’s coming back. This is absolutely nonsense. Forget it. Definitely not.

“Because, I mean, there’s business travel if you want… why should I send them there?

“Nobody can say that he’s coming back at least two weeks out and cannot play for us so this is not possible. Definitely not.”

source: SportMob