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Tottenham: Two players test positive for Covid-19 to add to Nuno concern ahead of Newcastle trip

On the eve of Tottenham's Premier League trip to Newcastle, two players tested positive for Covid-19.

The anonymous players practiced with the club on Thursday before the positive findings were confirmed, but will be unavailable for the match on Sunday afternoon.

They will be retested on Saturday as per regular protocol, with no other players apparently coming into close touch with them.

According to government standards, the two unnamed players must now isolate for ten days, ruling them out of the game at St James' Park, a Europa Conference League match against Vitesse Arnhem, and the London derby at West Ham next weekend.

Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo admits to having "major challenges" following the recent international break during his press conference on Friday afternoon.

Nuno would be irritated by the news, since his team suffered in the aftermath of September's international fixtures, when some squad members returned hurt and three South American players travelled to Croatia for ten days to avoid being quarantined in England.

The club was encouraged this time around by the news that Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero would not have to quarantine upon their return from Argentina service. Davinson Sanchez, a Colombian defender, and Emerson Royal, a Brazilian, were scheduled to spend their allowed time at the club's Hotspur Way camp.

Spurs planned to fly the four players back to the United Kingdom via private aircraft after their games to determine whether they would be able to face Newcastle once they arrived. There's currently no evidence that any of the four are the two who tested positive.

"There are always significant challenges that happen after the international break," Nuno stated earlier on Friday. We have issues, but I won't discuss them before the game."

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