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Jose Mourinho blasted international football's safety procedures in a sarcastic rant on Instagram after several players tested positive for coronavirus during the international break.
The Tottenham boss was furious after Matt Doherty returned a positive test just hours after playing in the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 defeat to Wales on Sunday.
Doherty will now miss Premier League games against Manchester City and Chelsea – and there are fears other Spurs players could have been put at risk.
Tottenham trio Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Joe Rodon all played for Wales in the game against Ireland, after which Doherty's international team-mate James McLean also tested positive.
And Harry Winks played in England's win over Ireland last week – with the Republic's Alan Browne testing positive after he played at Wembley.
Harry Kane and Eric Dier were also at Wembley, where they were unused subs.
Doherty joins Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, Erik Lamela and Japhet Tanganga on Spurs's casulaty list – amid fears more of Mourinho's men could join him on the sidelines.
And their manager has taken to Instagram to vent his feelings on how players have been looked after during the international break.
He wrote: “Amazing week of football. Great emotions in the national team matches, superb friendlies and total safety.
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“Covid test results after matches been played, randomers running on the pitch while team sessions are taking place and much more.
“After another training session with only six players, it is now time to take care of myself.”
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny also tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.
And it emerged during the international break that England boss Gareth Southgate contracted coronavirus last month.
Premier League bosses announced 16 new positive cases – which is a new record weekly high.
- Gareth Bale
- Harry Kane
- Jose Mourinho
- Premier League
- Tottenham Hotspur FC
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