Antonio Conte admits ‘serious' Covid-19 outbreak at Tottenham has left club ‘scared' after 13 positive tests

Antonio Conte admits ‘serious’ Covid-19 outbreak at Tottenham has left club ‘scared’ after 13 positive tests
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Antonio Conte says Tottenham’s Covid-19 situation is “serious” and that everyone at the club is “scared”, as he questioned why Thursday’s match against Rennes is going ahead.

Conte revealed eight players and five members of staff had now returned positive tests but said the situation was getting worse every day, with two new cases revealed on Wednesday, including a player who had taken part in the morning’s training session and was set to face Rennes in the Europa Conference League match.

A visibly upset Conte says no-one at the club should have to risk taking the deadly virus home to their families, although the head coach did not explicitly call for the Rennes game to be postponed.

He said: “Eight players and five members of staff [have tested positive]. But the problem is that everyday we are having people with Covid.

“People that yesterday weren’t positive, today were positive. We continue to have contact with people we think are negative but the day after become positive. This is a serious problem.

“Everyday we are having positives. Today one player and one member of staff. The worst is we don’t know and we continue to have contact with people that the day before were negative. For sure this is not a good situation. We have a training session to prepare for the game against Rennes, but it’s very difficult.

“At the end of the training session today, again one player positive. Another member of staff is positive. Tomorrow who? Me? Another player? Another member of staff?

“And we continue in this way.”

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