Two Tottenham Hotspur players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Sunday’s game against Newcastle United.
The unnamed players trained with the rest of the squad on Thursday. But they were shown to have contracted the virus within the last 24 hours.
The duo will now isolate for ten days and this will see them miss Tottenham‘s next three games. They will be unavailable for their next league outings against Newcastle and West Ham, along with their midweek clash against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League.
Both players are due to be retested on Saturday, as per standard procedure.
The club are understood to be confident that no other players will have to isolate having come into close contact.
In his press conference on Friday afternoon, Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo admitted that he has been left with “huge issues” following the latest international break.
The news will bring more frustration for Nuno, who saw his side suffer in the wake of September’s international fixtures when some squad members returned injured and three South American players went to Croatia for 10 days in order to avoid hard quarantine in England.
Spurs signed off before the international break with a 2-1 win against Aston Villa.
Nuno said earlier on Friday: “After the international break there are always huge issues that happen. We have problems but I will not say before the game.”