Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has condemned Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso for breaking coronavirus protocols after the trio had been noticed at a big celebration. Lamela, Lo Celso and Reguilon had been pictured on the gathering over the Christmas interval, a photograph of which was circulated on social media. West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini was additionally in attendance, breaching strict pointers that prohibit mixing with different folks indoors because of Covid-19. Tottenham are set to take disciplinary motion after Mourinho issued an offended rebuke concerning the gamers’ behaviour.
Mourinho had been essential of the Premier League for cancelling his crew’s match in opposition to Fulham in midweek after a virus outbreak within the Cottagers’ squad.
His gamers’ antics put him in a clumsy place and he gave them a stinging blast, even referencing the current of a suckling pig he gave to Spanish defender Reguilon for Christmas Day.
“I gave an incredible reward, Portuguese piglet. Wonderful for Portuguese and Spanish. I used to be informed he (Reguilon) would spend Christmas on his personal. He was not alone as you would see,” Mourinho mentioned.
“We really feel dissatisfied as a result of we gave the gamers all of the schooling and situations. We’re not glad. It was a destructive shock for us.
“We all know what we’re internally. We needn’t open the door to you and allow you to know what’s going on internally.
“What are going to be the implications and the way deeply we strategy that destructive shock…I really feel dissatisfied.”
Argentine midfielder Lamela was not named within the squad for Saturday’s Premier League victory in opposition to Leeds, whereas Reguilon was on the bench and Lo Celso, one other Argentine, was out injured.
“We’re extraordinarily dissatisfied and strongly condemn this picture exhibiting a few of our gamers with household and associates collectively at Christmas, significantly as we all know the sacrifices all people across the nation made to remain secure over the festive interval,” a Tottenham assertion mentioned. “The matter can be handled internally.”
It isn’t the primary time Tottenham gamers have damaged lockdown guidelines as there have been a number of incidents through the first lockdown within the spring.
Mourinho was seen holding a private coaching session with Tanguy Ndombele, whereas Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez had been seen out working collectively.
Serge Aurier was a repeat offender, having a haircut and a private coaching session with Moussa Sissoko.
West Ham additionally reminded Lanzini of his tasks.
A West Ham spokesperson mentioned: “The membership has set the very best attainable requirements with its protocols and measures referring to COVID-19 so we’re dissatisfied to study of Manuel Lanzini’s actions.
“The matter has been handled internally and Manuel has been strongly reminded of his tasks.”
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