Antonio Conte confirms he WILL be in the dugout for Tottenham’s clash against Brighton after overcoming Covid-19 as he insists he is ‘fine’ after falling ill after Aston Villa victory
- Tottenham boss Antonio Conte will be on the touchline for their Brighton clash
- The Italian had tested positive for Covid after complaing of symptoms this week
- However, he has been involved with training this week and will lead the team
Antonio Conte has confirmed he is feeling better after testing positive for Covid and hopes to be in the dugout for Brighton’s visit to Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime.
Conte discovered he contracted the virus on Sunday after suffering with mild symptoms.
He has adapted his movements around training sessions by staying out of the main building at Spurs’ Enfield HQ and instead headed straight out to the pitches to oversee training, led by members of his backroom team, from a distance.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte will be in the dugout for Saturday’s league clash with Brighton
Spurs will test Conte again before the weekend in the hope and expectation, given his improvement, that he will clear of the virus and ready to resume his normal duties.
He said: ‘I attended the training session from distance. My staff they did a really good job. After the game against Aston Villa and the day after, I started to feel a bit of mild symptoms, pain in my throat and I asked to have a Covid test and it was positive but now I’m fine, I’m well.
‘For sure during this week it was a strange week for me and also the players as they are used to have training sessions with me and not only my staff but its ok because my staff are doing a great job.
‘I attended a training session from distance and I think on Saturday I will stay on my place on the bench. Given the length of time [since] my [positive] Covid test, I think I can stay on the bench on Saturday.’
Spurs will test Conte again before the weekend in the hope that he will clear of the virus
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