LASK head coach Dominik Thalhammer has revealed one of his team has not travelled for the Europa Little league group game with Tottenham right after testing positive for coronavirus.
The Austrian club have been in London ahead of the Group J conflict with Spurs, but are a guy light following the round of examining on Tuesday.
Thalhammer is content that all protocols were followed and says it has triggered no disruption to their plans for that game at the Tottenham Hotspur Arena.
The unnamed participant is at home in quarantine and it is showing no symptoms.
“It was yesterday evening, inch he said at his pre-match press conference. “It did not affect us. This particular player, he failed to travel with the team, we have carried out lots of coronavirus testing and it had been all negative, but when I discovered that certain player was positive then all of us tested again.
“Only players with negative tests could travel to London.
“We wanted to give the English the security that we get done everything and it is important for all of us.
“Other clubs we hear about individual cases but we were very cautious and because of this we aren’t particularly concerned, but we did change the plan and travelled earlier. ”
LASK are up against more Premier League opposition, having lost heavily over two legs in last season’s last 16 to Manchester United.
They’ve been likely to come up against a strong Spurs side on Thursday, with Gareth Bale in contention to start, which may be a career highlight for defender Reinhold Ranftl.
“The Premier League is exceptional, I really could list some teams that I admire, Tottenham is one of them, ” he said.
“Gareth Bale can be an idol of mine, tomorrow I possibly could be playing against him.
“You dream about this, to play in these types of games. Your home is for games like this.
“I looked at him at Tottenham, he is really a special player, but I could say that about plenty of players. At every position they’ve excellent players.
“It is something very special. We watch the Premier League we now have got the chance to play against them. We had Manchester United now we have Tottenham, we are going to have a lot of work tomorrow. ”
Asked whether Ranftl will try and swap shirts with Bale after the game, that he said: “I haven’t thought about it, if the result and performance is good then I will think about it. We will have. ”
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