Tottenham Hotspur confirm Rennes match postponed due to Covid-19 outbr…
The Europa Conference League match had been scheduled to take place on Thursday, but has now been called off after eight players and five members of staff tested positive for the virus
Eight Tottenham players and five members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 (
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa Conference League match against Rennes has been postponed due to a Covid-19 sudden increase at the club, Spurs have confirmed.
The match had been scheduled to take place on Thursday, but has now been called off after eight players and five members of staff tested positive for the virus.
Spurs said on Wednesday: “We can confirm that our UEFA Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow after a number of positive COVID-19 situations at the Club.
“Discussions are current with UEFA and we shall provide a further update on this fixture in due course.
“Additionally, following discussions with the Health Security Agency and DCMS advisers, the club has been advised to close the first team area of its training centre at this time, in the interests of the health and safety of players and staff.
Antonio Conte said the match should have been postponed earlier (
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“All other areas of the training centre keep operational.”
Earlier in the day, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte had admitted that the club were “scared” due to the increasing number of positive situations at the club, with this weekend’s Premier League match against Brighton now also likely to be affected.
The Italian hit out at the failure to postpone the match against Rennes earlier, saying: “Today we had the training session, we prepared the game and yesterday two other positives, today two other positives and tomorrow, who? Me? I don’t know. Maybe.
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“Better me than a player for sure, but I think that it is not right for everyone because we have family and we have contact with them when we come back home we have contact with our family,
“Eight players and five members of staff [tested positive]. But the problem is that everyday we are having new people with Covid.
The match on Thursday will not take place (
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“The worst is we don’t know and we continue to have contact with people that the day before were negative.
“I think this is a serious problem, and it’s a pity because during the press conference I’d like to talk about football, not Covid.
“This is not a good thing for you, me, our fans, for all of football.
“There are situations that made me very, very upset, very upset because the situation is serious and it is contagious and there is a big infection.
“Now for sure we are a bit scared because tomorrow we don’t know what happens.”
No new date for the Rennes match, which was the final one of the group stage, has so far been set.
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