Graham Roberts has taken to Twitter to express his frustration upon hearing Tottenham’s South American contingent could miss the club’s next Premier League fixture against Newcastle.
Tottenham and a host of clubs are enduring tense talks with national unions in South America over the possibility of allowing players to miss their final international fixture during the break.
The Evening Standard report that Spurs could be heavily affected, with Argentinian pair Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero, Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez and Brazilian full-back Emerson Royal all penned in to be doubts for the trip to Newcastle.
The fixture at St. James’ Park is set to kick off at 4:30pm on Sunday, October 17, which could make it tricky for their South American players, who are scheduled to take part in their respective international fixtures just a couple of days prior.
The news has not been received well by Spurs legend Graham Roberts, who took to social media to voice his displeasure at the players’ potential absence.
An absolute effing disgrace @FIFAcom are.
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) October 6, 2021
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It is just Spurs’ luck that there could be these problems again with their South American players, especially just as Romero and Emerson were starting to settle into a rhythm in the line-up. Hopefully, the relevant organisations can reach a compromise very soon, so managers can at least plan for a brief spell without their players.
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