TOTTENHAM have moved to allay fears over that their Undertaking Restart opener towards Manchester United is beneath risk.
Spurs performed Norwich in a pleasant on Friday, a day earlier than the Premier League introduced that two extra folks had examined optimistic for Covid-19, one among whom performed within the behind-closed-doors conflict towards Jose Mourinho’s aspect.
That unnamed participant should now isolate for seven days and can miss the Canaries’ first match again at Carrow Highway to face Southampton on Friday.
Tottenham make their return on the identical evening as they host United however insisted they haven’t any security fears after their squad adhered to social distancing measures.
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The north London membership declare that the Norwich star that examined optimistic for coronavirus didn’t share any ‘shut contacts’ with their gamers.
In a press release launched to the BBC, Spurs defined: “Shut contacts have been outlined by the federal government as being inside two metres of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or extra.
“The Norwich participant in query confirmed he had no “shut contacts” with our group and our squad additionally verified this.
“Our testing has continued to return solely adverse outcomes for Covid-19 since one optimistic studying was confirming virtually two weeks in the past.”
The Norwich participant in query confirmed he had no “shut contacts” with our group and our squad additionally verified this
Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat to Norwich within the pleasant, which was performed in 4 intervals of 30 minutes.
The 2019 Champions League finalists took the lead towards the Prem’s backside membership however conceded twice late on but supervisor Mourinho remained in good spirits.
He instructed the membership’s official web site: “We would have liked minutes, we wanted to know the sensation of taking part in right here with out our supporters and to have this session with one other Premier League group is the most effective factor.
“It was a unique match. We have been purported to divide the group in two and play one other match however that was not potential, so I agreed with Daniel [Farke] to have this match of 4 intervals.
“In fact, if you get into the third and fourth intervals, you begin making a number of adjustments as a result of in the long run, what we work on tactically, we do on the coaching floor, and at present was extra about competing, minutes, depth.
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“Within the final interval we performed among the younger boys, even George Marsh, who was taking part in for Leyton Orient, however joined us for this era of preparation the place we want numbers.
“It was crucial to do it and to enter this final week with none accidents, as a result of everyone knows in these first matches, even friendlies, there may be all the time the danger of getting accidents.
“It was good. I thank Daniel and his gamers and everybody at Norwich for coming to us and to share with us this chance, the final alternative for us and them earlier than our Friday matches.”