Covid cases rock Spurs before Newcastle trip with stars set to miss THREE games

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Tottenham have been rocked by two players who tested positive for Covid – potentially ruling them out for three matches.

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Boss Nuno Espirito Santo admitted he faced ‘enormous issues’ ahead of a visit to newly-rich Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Tottenham chief Nuno Espirito Santo faces big ‘problems’ for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Newcastlecredit: getty

And if the positive tests are confirmed the Spurs pair face a ten-day isolation period.

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Nuno told a news conference: “There are always bigger issues after the international break.

“We have problems but I wouldn’t say before the game.”

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Confirmed positive tests would exclude Tottenham’s players against Newcastle and West Ham in Prem, as well as Europa Conference League matches in Vitesse Arnhem.

but football.london Suggestions that Spurs are ‘convinced’ the pair concerned have not come into close contact with other players.

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This should mean only those two who are going into quarantine.

Photos of training from Thursday show all the players expected to attend.

But Tottenham were later due to welcome four of their South American players – Argentina’s Cristian Romero and Giovanni Lo Celso, Colombia’s centre-back Davinson Sanchez and Brazilian right-back Emerson Royal.

And Nuno hinted on Friday that he was considering using them somehow at St. James’s Park later this week.

Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has revealed he has only spoken to the club’s new Saudi owners for TEN MINUTES – but is eager to prove he is worth keeping.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is among the favorites to replace Bruce, who is in the midst of a huge spree over the next two transfer windows.

Spurs' Argentine stars Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were back from international duty as their club suffered the covid shock

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Spurs’ Argentine stars Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero were back from international duty as their club suffered the covid shockcredit: getty

But Bruce added: “I’ll have a crack. I’ll do my best and if they see fit, great.”

“I’m not going to give up hope. How is it, what does it look like in the future, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to manage Newcastle? Of course I will, and I’m sure hundreds of others will.”

“I met with the new owners on Monday for a brief ten minute conversation and they said ‘keep on until I hear otherwise’.

“That’s what I did and the players have trained well.”

Newcastle is also planning a massive upgrade to St James’s Park and training facilities following their £300m acquisition.

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