The manager of the English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte, on Wednesday confirmed that at least eight players and five staff have contracted COVID-19.
Tottenham Hotspur will clash with Ligue 1 side, Rennes in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
However, the rule of UEFA states that a match can’t be postponed, unless a club has fewer than 13 players available or no registered goalkeeper.
The EPL side needs a win against Rennes on Thursday to stand a chance of qualifying for the last 32.
Conte said, “The situation makes me very upset because the situation is serious.
“It’s contagious and there is a big infection. Now we are a bit scared because tomorrow we don’t know what will happen.”
Conte’s men are planning to approach the Premier League to postpone Sunday’s match against Brighton.
This article was originally published on Naija News