The Covid outbreak is getting worse in the Spurs team, but the French team is angry at the time of the conversation
Tottenham’s insistence on postponing their Europa League game at home to Rennes on Thursday night drew an angry reaction from the French club, accusing them of acting unilaterally – without UEFA backing – and with malicious intent.
Spurs, who have experienced an alarming spike in Covid-19 cases and have closed the area to their first team training centre, issued a statement at 21:00 saying that the game against Rennes was suspended as English Football is facing an escalating crisis in relation to it. to viruses.
Leicester had previously reported that seven of its players did not travel to their Europa League game in Naples due to Covid or illness. Three employees also did not come because of illness.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte said he was “scared” when he revealed eight players and five coaches had tested positive and the club said he would “continue talks with UEFA [about Rennes] and we will acknowledge it. Time to provide further updates”.
Now Spurs are likely to ask the Premier League to postpone their game at Brighton on Sunday, and next Thursday’s visit to Leicester will also be affected.
But Rehn responded in a statement at 10:30 p.m., saying the club stuck to their decision to postpone the match as the decision to postpone the match had not been confirmed by UEFA. Claiming Spurs did not provide the necessary details on the extent of the epidemic among their rankings, Ligue 1 clubs reserve the right to contact UEFA in the face of what they call the “London Fog”.
Rehn said: “This lack of fair play was even more evident when Tottenham confirmed via email this afternoon that the game would take place before we were notified of our intention not to play after we landed at London City Airport.
The Premier League confirmed 12 positive results from players and staff last week – the highest since August – and given concerns over the rapid spread of Omicron’s version, the situation at Spurs and Leicester is worrying.
Working with the senior skeleton team on Wednesday morning, Conte said that after the session, a player who was set to play for Rennes tested positive.
The senior outfield players featured in the session were Matt Doherty, Eric Dyer, Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodden, Jaffet Tanganga, Harry Winx, Giovanni Lo Celso, Tangi Ndombele, Dele Ali, Stephen Bergwine, Ryan Sessenon and Jack Clack, Jack Clack. Sessegnon was punished and Lo Celso interrogated in the gym. Goalkeepers Hugo Loris, Pierluigi Golini and Brandon Austin are available. Toby Omole, who is on UEFA’s A list, is also featured in the photo.
If the club has fewer than 13 A-players and no goalkeeper under UEFA rules, matches could be postponed, meaning Spurs are on the verge of starting to believe that the situation with Rennes’ arrival is untenable. . Aware of their responsibility not to harm Rennes, Spurs know that the UEFA deadline for changes is the end of the month.
Understandably, the Leicester players who did not go home were Kelechi Iheanacho, Ademola Lukman, Daniel Amartei, Yannick Westergor, Ayoze Perez, Filip Benkovic, and Vontai Daily-Campbell. Leicester need a tie to secure their progress.
“We have a lot of people, staff and players who don’t travel,” said Rodgers.
“We’ve had some positive [Covid] cases, some generally not well, so we’re not taking any chances. We won’t have seven available. It really was the last few days. In general, you see more and more cases and for us it has always been about the health of our players. We have to respect the trip to Italy.
“Players who aren’t playing well, who we can give 24 hours to feel better – we can’t take any chances with them, so we left them at home with the other players who got positive feedback.”
Conte spoke with great emotion and anger at his press conference, which was hosted remotely, and his greatest concern was the stranger.
“There are eight players and five employees, but the problem is that we have Covid patients every day,” he said. “People who were not positive yesterday become positive today, and we keep in touch with people we consider negative, but the day after tomorrow they become positive. This is a serious problem.
“Everyone was a little bit scared because we had a family and [we asked], ‘Why should I take this risk?’ Why? “” That’s my question. Who [will be positive tomorrow]? I? I do not know. Possible. Obviously I’m better off as a player but I don’t think it’s for everyone because we have family and contact with them when we get home. Football is the most important thing, but today it is impossible to talk about football. There are situations that make me very excited.”
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