Tottenham boss Antonio Conte admitted his side are ‘scared’ about the Covid outbreak that has ripped its way through his squad – with just eleven players left available and the club planning to request that their trip to Brighton is postponed.
Spurs were forced to re-test all of their players and staff on Tuesday after seven stars and four members of staff returned positive results earlier in the week.
And further positives have emerged from their latest coronavirus PCR tests – including one player and one member of staff who were involved in training on Wednesday only to discover after the session that they had also contracted the virus, taking the total number affected to 13 players and staff.
Conte said: ‘The problem is every day we are having people with Covid. People that yesterday weren’t positive today are positive and we continue to have contact with people we think are negative but the day after they become positive I think this is a serious problem. Conte ended his press conference after just ten minutes, with huge question marks now hanging over their next two games.
Tottenham players looked concerned as they headed out for training on Wednesday afternoon.