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Tottenham South American trio will be “furious” if the club punishes them claims pundit
By Bruce Grove -

Former Premier League goalkeeper, Paddy Kenny says Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero will not be happy if the club fines them for representing their country in the international break, even though it was against their orders.

The trio was told not to join their national team for the last round of World Cup qualifying matches in South America because their countries were on the UK red list.

It meant they had to quarantine for 10 days on their return to the UK and that would see them miss key matches for Tottenham.

They defied the club’s orders and travelled for the games and are now quarantining in Croatia.

In their absence, Tottenham was beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace yesterday to lose their perfect start to the league season.

The Athletic says they will be fined when they eventually return from Croatia to start playing for the club again.

However, Kenny believes they were in a lose-lose situation and will not happily accept a fine.

“You can’t stop them from going on international duty,” he told Football Insider.

“Circumstances over the past 18 months are difficult and the pandemic is still going on. But it will be really tough to fine them.

“I do get where the club are coming from. At the end of the day, the club pays the wages.

“If they are going to miss club games, it’s a difficult situation for the club, the players and the countries.

“If you don’t go, you upset your country. But if you do go, you upset your club. It’s a lose-lose situation.

“You’d be furious if you were fined, but I don’t know if I’d go in the first place. Maybe they should have stayed home and not put themselves in that risk.”

Tags Cristian Romero Davinson Sanchez Giovani Lo Celso Paddy Kenny
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Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago

Well I’m furious that Sanchez and Romero were not available against Palace, if they were then we wouldn’t have had to endure Rodon and Davies at centreback and who knows what might have happened.Plus LoCelso would have probably played instead of the awful Winks.

So why is their fury more important than ours? They should be hanging their heads in shame for being a part of that fiasco.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
2 months ago

Have a word with Sir Alex on his handling of Giggs and his Wales adventure.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

I don’t think any of these players will be fined unless all the club’s do it. Klopp was speaking about their Brazilian players doing the same, I’m not sure this lands with the players.

It’s both the corrupt structure of global football and the woke approach to dealing with Covid in young fit athletes that have been double jabbed that has created this. The usual bullish*t…

Cali
Cali
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Why you don’t think? Klop is different his players did not travel so there is no issue with the club but with FIFA for not Allowing Liverpool their players to travel, but our players traveled without club consent therefore they went against the club and Mr Levy consent and the Baldy has to look tough and fine these players who defied him cheers.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Why was the club’s consent not given anyway? Clubs should not be able to prevent their players from international duty unless it’s a friendly. These were World Cup qualifiers. The clubs have no business blocking it or fining anyone.

Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

The Premier League made a blanket decision, I don’t know what gives them the power to do that but apparently they can, so there you go.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Like most of his stuff, it makes little sense. For friendly games fair enough.

Cali
Cali
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Whose stuff?

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Governments etc, many of the COVID measures are utterly pointless. Not all but many…

Cali
Cali
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

The English Premier League decided not to release players for World Cup qualifiers in the Uk red list Countries.and it did not provide exemption from it is rules. thus players who travel to red list countries should be quarantined on their return for a full 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel. therefore majority of clubs decided not to release their players who will travel to red list countries as that costs their players to miss minimum 2 PL games 1 Euro games and 1 league cup ie Carabao that is a total of 4 games hope that I explained and clears for you cheers.

Last edited 2 months ago by Cali
Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I see you have managed to shoehorn a woke into your post I’m sure there are places you would feel right at home.
It was nothing to do with that it was Brazil having UK on their red list so these thick **** thought by trying to trick the authorities they could play.
Fine away Mr Levy and give them a good kicking at the same time while making them watch a replay of the game from the moment Lloris gives Dier a hospital pass.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

Shoehorned eh? Isolating vaccinated fit young athletes with no positive test Is the definition of wokeness.and bowing to pressure of the zeitgeist rather than the science. It helps nobody.

You can defend this kind of thing if you want, wear a mask walking down the street with nobody anywhere near you if you want too. Just as effective scientifically. What places would I feel at home? I’m not anti vaccine or anything like that at all, but when I see virtue signalling like this after the chaos we’ve seen, I’m not interested…

Cali
Cali
2 months ago

Oh guaranteed they will be punished cause it saves money for Levy it is a no brainier then you will end up unhappy dressing room with these 3+Kane+Ndombele that is already half of the team actually the best half, as the rest is full of flops what a season wait and see and Enic/Levy series continues.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

I find it unbelievable that the clubs who refused to let their players go would not be sanctioned.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Fair point.

Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Wrong, the Premier League issued the edict, not the clubs. Our players and the lad from Villa decided to ignore it.

Tangangry
Tangangry
2 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Will you have an unhappy dressing room? If I were part of it I’d be more annoyed that they had let me down, and I’d want them fined. Surely a breach of contract has occurred.

Cali
Cali
2 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

The unhappy I meant those players that will be fined, they won’t be happy plus Kane and Ndombele who don’t want be there I was not talking the rest of the players.

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