That unnamed Norwich player must now isolate for seven days and will miss their first match back in action at home to Southampton on Friday evening.
Jose Mourinho’s side lost 2-1 to the Canaries on Friday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Norwich later confirming that one of the two positive tests in the Premier League came from within their squad.
Despite playing against the Norwich player, no Tottenham star is deemed to have been in ‘close contact’ with him for longer than 15 minutes which means they can continue as normal
Tottenham players will not have to self isolate despite playing against a Norwich ace who has since tested positive for coronavirus.
A Spurs statement read: “We continue to operate within the strict guidelines outlined by the Premier League to ensure we avoid any risk of infection spreading should anyone else test positive, including practicing social distancing so no ‘close contacts’ are created, which has been defined by government as being within two metres of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more.
Tottenham play host to Manchester United on the same evening but the club insist they have no safety fears despite playing against the Norwich player, with the squad adhering to social distancing guidelines.
“This means that no other member of the squad or staff should be forced to self-isolate other than the person who returns a positive test result and their household members.
“The Norwich player in question has confirmed he had no ‘close contacts’ with our team yesterday and our squad has also verified this.
Manager Jose Mourinho was happy for the players to get game time under their belt regardless of the final score.
Tottenham took the lead in the friendly – which was played in four periods of 30 minutes – but conceded twice late on
“Our testing has continued to return only negative results for COVID since one positive reading was confirmed almost two weeks ago.”
“It was a different match. We were supposed to divide the team in two and play another match but that was not possible, so I agreed with Daniel [Farke] to have this match of four periods.
“We needed minutes, we needed to know the feeling of playing here without our supporters and to have this session with another Premier League team is the best thing,’ he told the club’s official website.
“Of course, when you get into the third and fourth periods, you start making lots of changes because in the end, what we work on tactically, we do at the training ground, and today was more about competing, minutes, intensity.”