Jose Mourinho has admitted that he expects Tottenham’s clash against Wycombe Wanderers to go ahead despite the positive COVID-19 cases within the Championship club’s camp.
Tottenham are scheduled to travel to Wycombe for the fourth round tie on 26 January but the Chairboys have had their clash against QPR called off this weekend after a series of positive tests.
The club confirmed today that many of their players and staff are self-isolating after coming down with the virus.
Spurs have had two games postponed already due to COVID-19 cases but the clash against Fulham, which could not be played on December 30, was scheduled on Wednesday after the Lilywhites’ game against Aston Villa was postponed.
Another postponement is the last thing Mourinho’s side need, given their hectic fixture pile up over the next few months.
However, the Tottenham boss insisted that there was sufficient time for the Wycombe players to recover before the FA Cup fourth-round clash.
When asked whether he is concerned if that the game might not go ahead, Mourinho told Football.London: “I’m not worried.
“I believe they’ll be nice and fresh and all ready to play against us, like is happening to many clubs – they have matches postponed before they play us.
“That’s the way it is. I expect to play them and I hope we do.”
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Based on the increased number of positive tests around the Premier League and the EFL over the past couple of weeks, it looks inevitable that more matches will be postponed. It will be a nightmare for Spurs if another one of their games get called off as there will be no free weeks where they can be rearranged.
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