The Tottenham squad is set to undergo a lockdown-style fitness regime over the next few days following the closure of the club’s training ground, according to Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic.
Antonio Conte has seen his squad decimated by an outbreak of COVID-19, with reports revealing eight first-team players and five members of the coaching staff have tested positive for the virus.
The outbreak has seen Spurs’ Europa Conference League encounter with Rennes postponed, while the club’s Premier League trip to Brighton this weekend will also be under major threat.
Spurs have since closed the first-team area of the club’s Hotspur Way training ground which has cast doubt on when the side will next be able to play.
But despite what is a significant setback to Conte’s festive plans, The Athletic claim the Italian is said to be ‘very keen’ on keeping his players in top shape by reverting to lockdown-style training which was implemented by clubs last year.
It is claimed that Conte and his coaching team will look to conduct training sessions virtually while the training ground remains out of action, and individual programmes and meal plans will be set for each player accordingly.
Spurs Web Opinion
It looks as if the situation at Spurs is pretty tough and hopefully the players and staff will be able to make a healthy recovery without having any side effects. Virtual training sessions were implemented well last year and this is definitely the best way for Conte to keep the fitness of his active players up.
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