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Tottenham set to allow Cristian Romero and Lo Celso to travel for international duty

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Tottenham to allow Romero and Lo Celso to travel for international duty

According to Daily Mail, Tottenham are set to reluctantly allow Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso to travel for international duty. The duo will be a part of the Argentina squad that are defying the Premier League’s stance on not allowing players to travel to ‘red list’ countries for the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

While the international break is an important time for players to fulfil their national duties, there are some underlying problems. Individuals returning from the UK’s red list countries will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The South American players in the Premier League teams have been hit hard from this as they will be travelling to their home nations and other neighbouring countries.

Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Romero suffered an MCL injury in his knee when Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Cristian Romero will be on international duty. (imago Images)

That in turn, rules them out for 3-4 games on return due to the quarantine period. It is due to that certain clubs took the decision to not allow their players to leave for the international games. Spurs had the problem with Lo Celso and Romero who are a part of the Argentine squad that will face Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia.

The duo have chosen to travel with the side despite the quarantine period to follow. Provided they return on the 10th or 11th of September, they will miss the clashes against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Wolves. They might also have to be ruled out for the Arsenal game since they will be isolating and will need the training to get up to speed.

Giovani Lo Celso in action for Argentina.
Giovani Lo Celso in action for Argentina. (imago Images)

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Manager Nuno Espirito Santo was concerned about the same. However, he admitted that nothing could be done other than trying to reduce the quarantine period.

‘Is there any player when he is called up for his international team that will say no? We are trying to take care of that situation, anticipate the damage, anticipate when they return. All of us have this problem. We cannot stop it, but we will try to find the best way so when they return we can get them sooner. There are ways and we as a club are trying to support our players.’

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While both players are not yet regulars in the side, missing them for 3-4 games just when the season starts to pick up pace might end up hurting their rhythm. Since they are set to travel now, Spurs can only hope they can work some sort of arrangement with the quarantine period.

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