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Pochettino warned Spurs stars of health risks in training during pandemic

Pochettino warned Spurs stars of health risks in training during pandemic

first_img2MAURICIO POCHETTINO has revealed that he was in contact with his former players at Tottenham to advise them during the coronavirus pandemic.Sacked in November, the Argentine spent over five years in charge of the Premier League club and most recently took part in a World Health Organisation video to inform fans of best practice to prevent the virus spreading.2 Pochettino showed his caring side for his old Tottenham players during the outbreakCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho’s men are still in training during the outbreak of the virus and Pochettino suggested he might have taken a different decision if he was still the boss.Speaking to Radio Del Plata, via Evening Standard, the 48-year-old emphasised the danger society faces with coronavirus.He said: “I told them that there is no need to be at risk and that football takes second place to health.“It seems good to me that measures have already been taken. It is the best way to try to control the virus until a cure is found.”Burnley are understood to be the only other top-flight club still training together during the pandemic.Arsenal’s training ground was reopened on Thursday after coach Mikel Arteta’s positive test for coronavirus prompted its closure – and the squad are reportedly due back early next week.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himPochettino added his thoughts that the outbreak has been poorly managed by authorities, with sporting events cancelled en masse despite the likes of Formula 1 and the Premier League attempting to hold off on abandonments.He added: “They handled themselves irresponsibly and made late decisions.“I understand that the economic aspect comes into play in football and is a deciding factor much of the time, but seeing everything that is happening, I think that in Europe, they managed irresponsibly and made late decisions.”CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Wenger, Mourinho and Pochettino combine in fight against coronavirus as they reveal five tactics to dodge infectionlast_img read more