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José Mourinho admits he was wrong to take Spurs training amid coronavirus lockdown

José Mourinho admits he was wrong to take Spurs training amid coronavirus lockdown
Tottenham Hotspur have told their players to respect the government’s social distancing guidelines after several squad members were pictured training in a London park. (Reuters/File Photo)

Tottenham Hotspur coach José Mourinho has admitted that he was wrong in ignoring government advice on the coronavirus lockdown after he and members of his Tottenham squad were pictured training in north London.

“I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household,” Mourinho said.

“It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives.”

Tottenham Hotspur have told their players to respect the government’s social distancing guidelines after several squad members were pictured training in a London park, the Premier League club have said.

Manager Jose Mourinho was photographed at an outdoor training session at Hadley Common with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele despite government guidelines for people to stay indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centre-back Davinson Sanchez and full back Ryan Sessegnon were filmed by passers-by running together through the park.

“All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors. We shall continue to reinforce this message,” a Spurs spokesperson told British media.

The Premier League was suspended last month because of the pandemic and the government has asked the public to stay at home to help slow the spread of the virus.

(With Reuters inputs)

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