Tottenham Hotspur have sent a conditioning coach to Croatia to work with trio Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez following their international duties, according to Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard.
The Argentine pair were released from international duty following major controversy on the weekend, where their clash against Brazil was halted after seven minutes by health officials.
It was reported that Lo Celso, Romero and Aston Villa duo Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia had not followed the country’s quarantine guidelines after their arrival from the UK.
The Spurs pair have since boarded a flight from Buenos Aires to Croatia on Monday, where they will be joined by teammate Sanchez for a 10-day training camp to avoid quarantine in a hotel upon their arrival to the UK from South America.
The Evening Standard report the club will send out a fitness coach to work with the Spurs trio during their time in Croatia, who could miss up to three games under Nuno Espirito Santo.
They are set to miss Spurs’ clash against Crystal Palace and their Europa Conference League game against Rennes, while it is hopeful a return against Chelsea on September 19 is still possible.
The absence of Sanchez will prove to be a blow for Nuno, who has formed a solid partnership with Eric Dier in the heart of the Spurs defence in the early stages of this season.
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The whole situation has been a bit of a mess in all honesty, and Spurs will be hoping they can avoid something like this happening again in the next international break.
South American players are under a lot of pressure to take up their call-ups for the respective sides, but now the club has to swallow that commitment as a result.
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