Midfielder opens up on life at Tottenham amidst coronavirus outbreak

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham are currently the only London club to continue training after the football season was temporarily suspended due to the spread of the coronavirus.

While Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi both tested positive for COVID-19, no player or staff at Spurs have so far shown any symptoms of the virus, according to Football.London.

Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick revealed on Wednesday that the players will continue training at Hotspur Way unless they get a directive from the Premier League and thegovernment asking them not to do so.

Gedson Fernandes, who arrived at the club in January from Benfica on an 18-month loan deal, has now spoken to the Portuguese media about life at the club’s training base amidst the shutdown.

The midfielder revealed that the players were training as they would normally.

Speaking to A Bola (as relayed by Sport Witness), Fernandes said: “For now, everything is the same for us, everything is normal, we are training.

“But we don’t know tomorrow, it can get better, it can get worse, we don’t know, I’m looking forward, in fact, we’re all there to see what’s going to happen.”

He also admitted that the squad is completely in the dark over when footballing action will resume and are thus preparing for any scenario.

The midfielder added: “We don’t know what comes next, it may be possible to resume the competition, it may not be possible, everyone has to be prepared for all scenarios. Our life remains normal, without major changes.

“We were a little surprised when the cases at Arsenal and Chelsea came up, but sometimes bad things happen.

“We don’t know tomorrow, when everything will be fine, nobody knows, we can only do what the whole world is doing, take precautionary measures, as much care as possible.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It sounds like the players are in good spirits for now. However, if footballing action doesn’t resume for a couple of months, which could turn out to be the case, then it will be very hard for the players to just switch themselves back on to complete the season. I believe the season will eventually be completed behind closed doors.

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