Journalist provides update on COVID testing ahead of Europa League fixture

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham found themselves unable to take to the field in last night’s Carabao Cup third round tie last night after a number of Leyton Orient players tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Spurs reportedly paid for the League Two side’s squad to be tested ahead of the game as a precaution, with as many as 18 individuals were found to have the virus (The Sun).

Jose Mourinho is unlikely to be overly upset at the fixture being called off, due to the unprecedented level of fixture congestion his side are facing over the next couple of weeks.

Tottenham will now focus on tomorrow’s match in Macedonia when they take on KF Shkendija tomorrow in the Third Round of Europa League qualifying.

It is a must-win game for Mourinho’s men if they wish to keep their European campaign alive after they narrowly navigated their way past Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv last week.

However, Spurs will not have to worry about paying for their opponents to be tested as a precaution.

The Atheltic’s Charlie Eccleshare has revealed that UEFA organises regular testing for all the teams competing in the Europa League.

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