Key Tottenham Hotspur duo Son Heung-min and Bryan Gil are set to miss next weekend’s clash with West Ham United according to reports.
West Ham entertain Tottenham at the London Stadium next Sunday, October 24th.
And the Hammers will face a Spurs side without one of their best players in Son and summer signing Gil.
That’s after the duo were named as the Tottenham players who have reportedly tested positive for Covid.
The likes of Sky Sports reported yesterday that two Spurs players had tested positive for Covid-19 following the international break.
And overnight reports have suggested that those players are indeed Gil and Son (TBR).
Those rumours have been further fuelled today by reports that neither Son nor Gil are in the Tottenham squad to face newly minted Newcastle.
“Both men, who trained with the group on Thursday, were shown to have contracted Covid-19 after tests in the last 24 hours; a significant contingent of the club’s playing squad have been away on international duty,” Sky Sports reported on Friday.
“The two unnamed players must now isolate for 10 days as per Government rules, keeping them out of the game at St James’ Park, a Europa Conference League match against Vitesse Arnhem and the London derby at West Ham next weekend.”
It means Nuno Espirito Santo faces a huge problem in attack for the next three games which includes next Sunday’s clash with West Ham.
Son has been Tottenham’s star star player and is always a threat when they play West Ham.
Gil, too, had just started to settle into a routine of getting minutes.
With talisman Harry Kane not firing on all cylinders at the moment and new Spurs boss Nuno already under pressure, the news will come as a big boost for David Moyes and West Ham.
The Hammers face a tough away game against Everton on Sunday before entertaining Genk at home on Thursday night.
So West Ham may suffer their own injury problems between now and the Tottenham game.
There is no getting away from the fact Son and Gil will be a massive miss for Tottenham, though.
Moyes and his men will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s home game against Spurs.
That saw the Hammers win 2-1 and set Jose Mourinho on his way out of the exit door.