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Conte confirms Tottenham has 13 Covid-19 cases

There are at least eight players and five staff members who have contracted COVID-19 at Tottenham Hotspur, according to the club’s manager Antonio Conte.

On Thursday, Tottenham takes on Rennes in the Europa Conference League.

A postponement of the match is prohibited by UEFA regulations unless the team has less than 13 players or no registered goalkeeper.

Conte’s men need a win against the Ligue 1 side to stand a chance of progressing into the last 32.

“The situation makes me very upset because the situation is serious.

“It’s contagious and there is a big infection. Now we are a bit scared because tomorrow we don’t know what will happen,” Conte said.

Tottenham is expected to ask the Premier League to postpone their match against Brighton on Sunday.

Writing by Saadatu Albashir