Tottenham have been hit by a major blow after two of their players tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Sunday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle.
According to government regulations, the two unnamed players will have to go in self-isolation for 10 days, ruling them out of the game at St James' Park, a Europa Conference League encounter againstVitesse Arnhem
, and the London derby againstWest Ham
Nuno Espirito Santo
has admitted that he is facing "big issues" after the international break which means he cannot pick the sameTottenham
starting line-up againstNewcastle United
as he did againstAston Villa
"After the international break there are always huge issues that happen,"
"We have problems but I will not say before the game."
South American players went to Croatia for 10 days in order to avoid hard quarantine in England.
Spurs' South American quartet of
Giovani Lo Celso
had not arrived back from international duty.
However, the Spurs boss said he has not ruled out using them, while the absence of two first-team players could increase the chances of them playing.
"They are traveling now,"
"They will join us tomorrow (Saturday) and then we'll see.
"The reports that we have is that they finished their games well. Some of them played 90 minutes, Davinson Sanchez no, but what we are expecting is for them to join us and then we'll see."
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