Former goalkeeper, Paddy Kenny has claimed that Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso will be furious if Tottenham fine them for joining up with their national teams.
Despite the Premier League not permitting players to travel to red-list countries during the international break, Lo Celso, Romero and Sanchez flew to South America to join up the Argentina and Colombia squads respectively.
However, Kenny admitted that he has sympathy with the three players who were put in a lose-lose situation as they would have upset their countries had they not travelled.
He told Football Insider: “You can’t stop them from going on international duty.
“Circumstances over the past 18 months are difficult and the pandemic is still going on. But it will be really tough to fine them.
“I do get where the club are coming from. At the end of the day, the club pays the wages.
“If they are going to miss club games, it’s a difficult situation for the club, the players and the countries.
“If you don’t go, you upset your country. But if you do go, you upset your club. It’s a lose-lose situation.
“You’d be furious if you were fined, but I don’t know if I’d go in the first place. Maybe they should have stayed home and not put themselves in that risk.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Spurs would have likely made it clear to three players before they travelled that they would be fined if they do so. So, I very much doubt they will be surprised or furious to be fined.
I think it is evident from the way Nuno has addressed this issue that the club understands the players’ predicament. The fault here clearly lies with FIFA, CONMEBOL and the other authorities involved.
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