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'Impossible', 'seriously blows my mind': Some Spurs fans fuming by what they've read today

Spurs fear they are losing the battle to have their four South American players released early from international duty, according to the Evening Standard.

During the September international break, Tottenham were without Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez for an extended spell.

The trio spent 10 days training in Croatia in order to avoid having to quarantine in a UK hotel after coming back from red-listed mainland South America.

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Argentina pair Lo Celso and Romero, Colombia centre-back Sanchez and Brazil full-back Emerson Royal have all been called up by their nations for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

What-If EVERY Premier League Team Was A Country

Spurs are among the top-flight clubs still locked in talks with national associations over releasing their South American stars before next week’s matches.

Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United will also be impacted, though Tottenham would be the worst affected.

According to the Evening Standard, while no final decision has been reached, countries are currently refusing to sanction an early release.

This has left clubs fearing their players could miss the first round of Premier League fixtures after the international break.

Tottenham began the season brightly but suffered a major downturn in form after the September break.

And Spurs fans are anxious about the prospect of similar disruption happening this time round:

Argentina, Brazil and Colombia play the last of this month’s three qualifiers late on the Thursday night or in the early hours of Friday morning.

There is reportedly an acknowledgement at Tottenham that they are in a more favourable position than some of their rivals.

They face Newcastle in a 4:30pm kick-off on Sunday, potentially leaving time for the quartet to return to the UK and feature at St. James’ Park.

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