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The Argentine international broke the Covid-19 protocols at a party attended by his teammates Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso
Erik Lamela has issued an apology after breaking coronavirus protocols over the Christmas period.
The Tottenham forward joined his teammates Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso, along with West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini, at a Christmas party that contravenes current Covid-19 restrictions.
Lamela was not part of Tottenham’s squad for the 3-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday, and took to Twitter after the match to apologize.
“I want to apologize for a decision I made over Christmas and I deeply regret it,” Lamela said. said . Reflecting, I understand the seriousness of my actions and the impact they have on others.
“I am truly grateful to everyone who works hard to keep us safe and I am ashamed to know that I have let people down.”
Following the win over Leeds, Spurs manager José Mourinho spoke of his disappointment upon learning of the meeting.
Asked if he was angry at the behavior of his players, Mourinho said: “I would rather say disappointed.
“We know what we are internally. We don’t need to open the door for them and let them know what’s going on internally, what the consequences are going to be, how we approach that negative surprise. I feel disappointed, just that.”
The actions of Reguilón, Lo Celso and Lamela did not negatively affect the rest of the Spurs squad as they were impressive in the win over Leeds.
The 3-0 victory snapped a four-game league winless streak, and Mourinho was pleased with the way his team closed the match.
“It was a good performance where we reached the goal of the three points, where strategically the players understood how to close the door to danger and how to explore some weaknesses in the way of playing that can be exposed,” Mourinho told club official website .
“Everyone knows that he can score goals, everyone knows how aggressive he is going forward, but I think the team was always in control, always taking the initiative.
“For about 20, 25 minutes in the second half, I don’t know physically, mentally, we had a period where we gave them the initiative, but when [Moussa] Sissoko and Lucas [Moura] he entered the game, we had that energy, that control again and in the last part of the game if someone is going to score a goal it is us.