West Ham United look to be coming out of the international break better off than Sunday’s opponents Tottenham Hotspur.
The Nations League and friendly matches have caused some controversy given the current climate in the midst of the pandemic.
Not only that but with West Ham, Tottenham and the other Premier League clubs playing a truncated season, it has also placed huge demands on players.
Managers feared their top stars could be sidelined by injury or Covid isolation.
West Ham boss David Moyes almost lost Tomas Soucek when he was forced to self isolate in the last round of internationals.
Mourinho comes off worse from internationals
And he suffered a scare this time around over new boy Vladimir Coufal. There were also fears that in-form Arthur Masuaku could be out through injury after being sent home by DR Congo. But he should be fine to face Tottenham on Sunday.
It is Jose Mourinho, though, who seems set to come off worse ahead of the clash with the Hammers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Sky Sports have reported on a club versus country row between Tottenham and England over their use of talismanic captain Harry Kane.
The Spurs striker was a doubt for Sunday’s Nations League game against Belgium due to a muscle problem. But he emerged as a 66th-minute substitute as England won 2-1 at Wembley.