Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso have been criticized by Tottenham for violating the coronavirus law. The trio were pictured over the holidays at a big gathering, which was also attended by Manuel Lanzini of West Ham, in violation of strict Tier 4 guidelines.
On social media, the picture went viral and Spurs responded furiously as all three players faced disciplinary action. For Saturday lunchtime game against Leeds, Lamela was not called up to the squad, Reguilon is on the bench while Lo Celso is out injured. Manuel Lanzini was also pictured at the event (Matt Dunham/PA) The club said in a statement, “We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this picture showing some of our players with family and friends at Christmas, especially as we know the sacrifices everyone across the country has made to be safe over the holidays. “The rules are simple, there are no exceptions, and we constantly remind al al. The matter is handled internally. “The matter is being handled internally. ” Tottenham director Jose Mourinho (Lindsay Parnaby/PA)Jose Mourinho was seen running together with Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez for a personal training session, while Serge Aurier was a repeat offender with Moussa Sissoko getting a haircut and a personal training session. West Ham also reminded Lanzini, who in October scored a last-second equalizer against Spurs, of his obligations. A spokesperson for West Ham said, “The club has set the highest possible standards with its protocols and actions in relation to COVID-19, so we are disappointed to learn of Manuel Lanzini’s actions. “The matter has been dealt with internally and Manuel has been firmly reminded of his re-reaction. Further positive cases at Fulham contributed to the postponement of the Premier League match against Burnley on Sunday. We can confirm that the away match at Burnley tomorrow was postponed. “#FFC- Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 2, 2021The news comes three days after the scheduled match of the Cottagers against Tottenham was also cancelled following an outbreak at the London club.” After a member of his household tested positive, Fulham boss Scott Parker was forced to isolate himself (Stu Forster/PA) A statement read: “Fulham boss Scott Parker was forced to isolate himself after a member of his household tested positive (Stu Forster/PA)A statement read: ” As part of an updated testing programme, players and employees will now be retested. The league continues to have confidence in its Covid 19 guidelines, which are completely sponsored by the government, to ensure that matches can be played as scheduled, considering the low number of positive tests in the vast majority of clubs. The league needs a good and quick recovery for all those infected with Covid-19 and will make up as soon as possible the two postponed Fulham games.”The league wishes all those infected with Covid-19 a good and speedy recovery and will make up the two postponed Fulham games as soon as possible.” Kickoff due to “Covid-19 issues in both squads.” GAME POSTPONEDThis afternoon game against @TranmereRovers has been postponed in both squads due to Covid-19 problems. #ColU- Colchester United FC (@ColU Official) January 2, 2021 Colchester’s statement read, “The match between Colchester United and Tranmere Rovers has been postponed. “The postponement in both squads was required by Covid 19 problems and a date will be announced in due course for the rescheduled match.