Tottenham have to end Argentina debacle and avoid unnecessary noise
Tottenham Hotspur’s perfect start to the Premier League has them top of the league.
The last thing that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side need is an ongoing scandal to create unnecessary noise around the club.
However, it seems that is exactly what the Portuguese tactician is facing.
During the international break the world watched on in shock as Brazil versus Argentina was stopped owing to Tottenham and Aston Villa’s Argentine internationals breaching of Covid-19 regulations.
The last thing the Lilywhites need is for this issue to drag out.
Both Christian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso, the Tottenham pair involved, have been confirmed as returning to the club (Argentina National Team).
The pair are set to be fined by Tottenham (Sky Sports), but the sooner that all of this is behind the North London club the better.
You can’t fault players for wanting to represent their country.
However, the pair of Argentines and fellow South American Davinson Sanchez are now all set to miss this weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace as they isolate.
Fortunately, the Lilywhites will have that trio back for the Chelsea clash on September 19 and hopefully they will still have their 100% Premier League record intact by then.
If Nuno’s side can get this weekend’s clash with Palace out of the way and claim all three points, they will finally be able to put these international problems behind them.
However, with two more international breaks on the way between now and Christmas, there has to be some sort of plan drawn up to prevent these issues from resurfacing.
You can’t blame the players for wanting to turn out for their national sides.
Yet, if those appearances directly impact their ability to play for their club, it has to be something that Tottenham are prepared to deal with.
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