Mourinho critical of worldwide break as Doherty tests positive for Covid

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at the worldwide break as one of his players (Matt Doherty) returned with a positive COVID-19 test while on duty with Ireland.

Doherty and James McClean both played the full 90 minutes of their country's 1-0 loss to Wales on Sunday, before they had received their coronavirus test results. Several global footballers have tested positive for the virus in the last week, including Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Browne. Tottenham Hotspur Manager Jose Mourinho Handed One-Match Ban from European Competition.

Following this, the Tottenham boss has taken a dig at the worldwide break with a sarcastic post on his Instagram account, which is becoming popular among fans.

Along with a picture of himself at the gym, Mourinho wrote: "Amazing week of football".

Tottenham players haven't suffered any injuries until now during the November worldwide break but several stars from the team are expected to take part in the remaining fixture before returning to fulfill their club duties.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Son and the rest of the squad had already been confined to their Vienna hotel rooms, when not training, after six players and a staff member tested positive.

'Covid test results after matches been played, randomers running on the pitch while team sessions are taking place and much more.

Doherty, who was pictured hugging team-mate Gareth Bale after the final whistle against Wales, will miss Tottenham's game with Manchester City on Saturday night.

Pep Guardiola's side could be set to receive a triple injury boost with Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling all hoping to be fit for the game.