Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte revealed on Wednesday that eight Spurs players and five members of coaching staff have tested positive for Covid-19. ‘To speak about football, I think it’s impossible,’ Conte said. ‘[This] situation, I repeat, made me very, very upset. Very upset, because I think that the situation is serious and there is a big infection. And now, for sure, we are a bit scared, because tomorrow we don’t know what [will] happen.’
Spurs, however, are still expected to play their Europa Conference League game against Rennes, as Uefa has strict rules regarding the minimum number of players a team can have before postponing matches. It remains unclear whether the club will ask for Sunday’s Premier League match at Brighton to be postponed.