Tottenham trio Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez have been spotted training at an amateur side while quarantining in Croatia following the international break.
Lo Celso and Romero were at the centre of major controversy last weekend alongside Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia.
The Spurs duo were in the Argentina line-up to face Brazil when the match in Sao Paulo was halted just minutes into proceedings by health authorities seeking to detain the British-based players, who had reportedly not followed the country’s COVID-19 protocols.
As such, the match was suspended and the Argentina squad flew back to Buenos Aires that night, with the Premier League players eventually continuing their journey to Croatia to avoid the 10-day quarantine period when travelling directly to the UK.
Sanchez had not been the subject to such controversy on his end, though, but his involvement with Colombia resulted in the same quarantine outcome at his Spurs teammates.
The Spurs men have since been seen training at the facilities of NK Zupa Dubrovacka – an amateur side in a rural village near Dubrovnik, according to the Daily Mail.
The club quickly sent out a fitness coach to work with the South Americans during their period of quarantine to ensure their sharpness was maintained during their time out.
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The Daily Mail also claim that Spurs reportedly wanted to keep their players’ location under wraps, but the Croatian club’s chief Ivica Karabogdan couldn’t resist explaining how the scenario played out.
Lo Celso, Romero and Sanchez had reportedly been arriving and departing the training ground in a blacked-out vehicle.
Karabogdan said: “People from London came, looked at the conditions we have and they were satisfied. We are at their disposal all these days.
“They are very satisfied with the hospitality and conditions, although they are used to much better conditions and top equipment. They are overjoyed because we try to make them feel at home.”
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This is hardly an ideal situation for these Spurs players to be in, particularly as the side were humbled at the hands of Crystal Palace on their return to league action.
It is good that they are getting to use some decent facilities during their time out, but hopefully, this situation will be avoided at the next international break.