Tottenham Hotspur issue statement after three players break Covid-19 rules ahead of Leeds United clash

The rule breach came to light shortly before Tottenham's game against Leeds United.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 11:46 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 11:48 am
Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Pic: Getty

Tottenham Hotspur have criticised three of their players for attending a party over the Christmas period, which came to light shortly ahead of their Premier League clash with Leeds United.

A picture circulating on social media shows players Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso together at a party along with West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini over the festive period.

A spokesperson for Tottenham said: “We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas particularly as we know the sacrifices everybody around the country made to stay safe over the festive period.

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“The rules are clear, there are no exceptions, and we regularly remind all our players and staff about the latest protocols and their responsibilities to adhere and set an example. The matter will be dealt with internally.“

Reguilon was named on the bench for the clash with Leeds United on Saturday lunchtime while Lamela and Lo Celso - with the latter previously been ruled out through injury - absent from Jose Mourinho's squad.