Jose Mourinho has explained why Tottenham Hotspur have not revealed the names of any of their players who tested positive for COVID-19.
While some clubs including Burnley have previously named people who have been affected by the virus (Sky Sports), Tottenham have decided to remain tight-lipped which has led to speculation on social media when a player has been left out of the match day squad.
Mourinho has revealed that it is instead down to the respective player to decide whether they wish to disclose whether or not if they have contracted the virus.
The Portuguese also alluded that he is yet to test positive after admitting that he would have no issue in coming forward immediately to make the news public.
The Spurs head coach did reveal that the club are dealing with positive cases on a weekly basis which has impacted not only the players, but also his coaching and medical staff.
“I think it’s a personal thing. If I had the coronavirus, I would make it public. Immediately,” he told Football.London.
“I don’t have any problem with that. I think it’s just a personal thing. Some clubs they want to [say] and some individuals they want to or they don’t want to.
“I don’t think that that is a problem. What I can tell you and of course you understand it is without names, we had cases – almost every week.
“One here, another one in here. One assistant coach, one player, one medical staff. We had it all the time, but we went in the direction of: we do the best we can.
“We try to work internally the best we can. We have to play football, doesn’t matter what because if you have 14 players available, we have to play. We never tried to take any advantage of it, and that’s it.”
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