Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, both of Tottenham Hotspur, are expected to join the Argentina players who will disobey Premier League guidance by visiting’red list’ countries during the forthcoming international break.
Spurs, according to Nuno Espirito Santo, are helpless to stop them due to a lack of backing from the British government, FIFA, and the Premier League, and are instead working on ways to mitigate the impact of a 10-day mandatory quarantine at a Government hotel upon their return.
Nuno said: ‘Is there any player when he is called up for his international team that will say no? We are trying to take care of that situation, anticipate the damage, anticipate when they return. All of us have this problem.
Argentina plays Venezuela on Friday, Brazil on Sunday, and Bolivia on Friday, September 10, a day before Tottenham’s next match at Crystal Palace. The match against Brazil is crucial for Argentina, who beat their biggest rivals and neighbors in the Copa America final in July.
One possibility for Lo Celso and Romero, who did not start Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Watford, is to return straight after the match against Brazil. It would allow them to return to training at Spurs sooner after the trip to Palace, where they will face Chelsea and Arsenal.
Source: Daily Mail