Spurs-Brighton clash shelved after Covid outbreak

Tottenham’s Premier League game at Brighton on Sunday has been deferred due to a serious Covid episode at the north London club.

Eight Tottenham players and five staff individuals have tried positive for the infection, constraining the deferment of Thursday’s Europa Conference League tie against Rennes.

Tottenham requested that Premier League bosses defer this present end of the week’s excursion to the Amex Stadium too and their solicitation was allowed yesterday.

“We can affirm that our Premier League installation at Brighton and Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2pm, has been deferred following a Premier League Board meeting this evening (yesterday),” a Tottenham explanation said.

“The Premier League Board took the choice to delay the game after direction from clinical guides, with the wellbeing of players and staff the need. The apparatus will be rescheduled at the appropriate time.

“The club mentioned the match to be improved after a critical number of positive Covid-19 cases among players and pertinent staff.

“We should jump at the chance to apologize to everybody at Stade Rennais and Brighton and Hove Albion and to both their allies and our own for any bother caused.”

Enthusiastic Conte

Tottenham had to close their first-group preparing focus on Wednesday because of the flare-up.

Their Premier League match at Leicester next Thursday will likewise be in question, not just in view of the circumstance in Antonio Conte’s crew but since the Foxes have been hit by a less inescapable Covid episode.

Conte was apparently enthusiastic with regards to the flare-up in his question and answer session in front of the Rennes game on Wednesday.

“The issue is that consistently we are having individuals with Covid,” Conte said.

“Individuals that yesterday weren’t positive, today were positive and we keep on having contact with individuals we believe are negative yet the day after become positive. I think this is a significant issue.

“The circumstance is not kidding and it is infectious and there is a major disease and presently without a doubt we are somewhat terrified on the grounds that tomorrow we don’t have the foggiest idea what occurs.”

The delay of additional games will cause critical booking issues for Tottenham, who have effectively had a Premier League game at Burnley in November canceled as a result of snow.

Conversations in regards to the rescheduling of the game with Rennes are continuous with Uefa, with rules expressing there is a Dec 31 cutoff time for bunch games to be finished.

It is perceived there could be some space for move on that as Tottenham have a stuffed homegrown timetable heading into the new year.

Rennes go on a colder time of year break on Dec 22 and the French club have not taken the delay of the previous game well.

They blamed Spurs for causing “London mist” by declining to let them know the number of cases they had and illuminating them in the early evening that the game would be played, just to cancel it an hour after they had shown up in the capital.

The Ligue 1 club, who got back to France yesterday, later said they “trust the interests of the club will be regarded” with respect to a potential modification.

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