Well, this should settle things. 90 minutes before kickoff in the match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs released a club statement clarifying earlier reports that two players had tested positive for COVID-19 upon return from international duty.
Club statement.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 17, 2021
Following a number of reports regarding the health of our players, the Club would like provide clarity to events of the past 48 hours.
After further analysis following Premier League protocol, two players – whose names will not be disclosed due to medical confidentiality – returned false positive tests for COVID-19 on Friday after returning from international duty.
— Tottenham Hotspur, club statement
Rumors were running rampant about the two unnamed players since news leaked on Friday that both had tested positive after returning from international matches with their home countries. Both players were apparently subsequently re-tested twice with two negative results, clearing both for play.
We all already think we know who the unnamed players are, but the truth is we really don’t know and it is pointless at this point to speculate. So I won’t. But this is unequivocally good news.
Now let’s go crush Geordie Arabia today. COYS!