Tottenham confirmed last week that one figure at the club had tested positive for COVID-19 and would have to spend one full week in self-isolation.
However, Spurs did not reveal the identity of the individual, or whether they are a player or member of the backroom staff.
Despite this, Harry Kane has since revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that it the person in question was in fact a player.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has now eased Tottenham fans’ fears by revealing that the player who tested positive is not thought to be a key first-team player.
He further revealed that the individual has been asked to isolate for seven days and that the club will not reveal the identity of the player due to medical confidentiality.
Gold wrote: “Much has been made of the players who were not there as everyone attempts to guess the identity of the person at the club who tested positive for Covid-19 in the last round of Premier League results.
“As reported elsewhere this week, it is believed that that person, who was asymptomatic, is not a key first-team player at Spurs and the club will continue to keep their identity unknown due to medical confidentiality.
“It is also worth noting that the Premier League guidelines state that only the person who tested positive has to isolate along with members of their household.
“No other squad or staff members are required to do so and Spurs have confirmed that only one person from the club is currently in isolation for those seven days.
“The fact that a number of players were not featured in the videos or images from the training match could be down to a number of reasons, such as minor knocks and differing levels of fitness which will happen after returning to more rigorous training after so long away from the game.
“Giovani Lo Celso, Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga did not appear to take part, while Alfie Whiteman also seemed to be warming up with Lloris and Vorm rather than Paulo Gazzaniga.
“Mourinho will be hoping that by the time the United match comes around he will have a full complement of players to choose from in what will be a crunch tie from the moment the Premier League restarts for Spurs.”
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Like Gold says, some players’ absence from training sessions and friendlies are likely due to injury or other fitness-related issues which are usually common after an extended break. Therefore, we should not really be drawing any conclusions from that.
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