Coronavirus: Two Tottenham first team players confirmed to be false positives

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Coronavirus: Two Tottenham first team players confirmed to be false positives


Tottenham have confirmed that two anonymous players who tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning from international duty returned false positive results.

Both players have been shown to have contracted Covid-19 but have since been retested, as per standard procedure, and will no longer be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

The pair are now available for Sunday’s Premier League game in Newcastle, live on Air sports, and also won’t be absent from the Europa League game against Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday and the London derby at West Ham next weekend.

A club statement released 90 minutes before the kick-off against Newcastle read: “Following a number of reports regarding the health of our players, the club wish to clarify the events of the past 48 hours.

“After further analysis following Premier League protocol, two players – whose names will not be disclosed due to medical confidentiality – returned false positive tests for COVID-19 on Friday after returning from international service. “


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Talk to Air sports, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo also did not want to confirm the identity of the couple, saying it was a “private”, but admitted that it had not been the ideal preparation .

The Portuguese, who named an unchanged formation, said: “It poses some problems in the preparation for the match, but we have to manage and try to adapt and we have done it, so we are ready to play. “

At his press conference on Friday afternoon, Spurs boss Nuno admitted he had ended up with “huge problems” after the last international break.

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Speaking on Friday, Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo said there was always “disruption” for clubs when players returned after international breaks.

Spurs, who beat Aston Villa 2-1 before the international break, sit 10th in the Premier League table, with 12 points in their first seven games.

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