UEFA has confirmed the postponement of Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa Conference League clash against Rennes.
The news comes after a mass Covid-19 outbreak among Spurs’ first team that saw eight players and five members of staff return positive tests. You can read more about this here.
Head coach, Antonio Conte, described the developing situation as ‘scary’.
“Everyone is a bit scared, we all have families.
“I ask why? Why? Yesterday we trained and two positives, today we trained and after another two positives,” he said.
Spurs announced the news last night, leaving Rennes unhappy with the announcement coming from the club as opposed to UEFA themselves.
The French club released a scathing statement, calling the decision to postpone the game ‘unilateral’.
“This lack of fair play is all the more glaring as Tottenham had confirmed by email that the match would be held at the start of the afternoon before warning Rennes of their intention not to play just after their landing in London,” they wrote.
UEFA has since confirmed to Sky Sports that the game will not go ahead, after initially insisting it would despite the Covid-19 outbreak.
It remains to be seen when the fixture will be rearranged for; Spurs have a depleted squad and a congested league run, but European group games must be completed before the turn of the next year.