Tottenham goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has been giving his opinion on the debacle surrounding the South American players travelling for international duty this week.
During the last international break, Tottenham trio Cristian Romero, Giovanni Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez made the decision to travel to South America, going against the wishes of the club and the Premier League.
South American countries are on the UK’s red list which means anyone coming back into England must isolate for 10 days. The players isolated and trained in Croatia and only joined back with the team the day before the Chelsea clash.
Gollini sympathised with the South American players but also believes the Premier League and FIFA need to come up with a solution to this problem.
He said: “It’s not easy, you know. There are a lot of things… If I put myself in his position and the other South American guys, it’s very hard.
“From one side, you don’t want to let your teammates down and your team, but at the same time, always for a player you know how much it means to play for your country.”
“I think the Premier League should solve this with FIFA. They should find an agreement that’s clear for everybody and for everybody is the same, because it was a big problem, it affected us a lot not having three players like them available.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
With the next international break just over three weeks away, Goliini is right in hoping that the Premier League and Fifa sort this mess out.
Losing Sanchez, Romero and Lo Celso really cost Tottenham as they went down 3-0 losers against Crystal Palace in the match they completely missed because of isolation.
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