Pictures that circulated on social media confirmed Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso on the occasion in London, with West Ham participant Manuel Lanzini additionally in attendance.
Restrictions by the UK authorities prohibit mixing with different individuals indoors, with London within the highest Tier four space of lockdown as a result of speedy unfold of a brand new pressure of Covid-19.
Tottenham reacted angrily, with all three gamers going through disciplinary motion, whereas West Ham mentioned Lanzini had been “strongly reminded of his duties.”
Lamela was not included in Tottenham’s squad for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Leeds whereas common starter Reguilon, a summer time signing from Actual Madrid, was an unused substitute. Lo Celso is out injured.
“We’re extraordinarily disenchanted and strongly condemn this picture displaying a few of our gamers with household and pals collectively at Christmas, significantly as we all know the sacrifices all people across the nation made to remain protected over the festive interval,” Tottenham mentioned in an announcement.
“The foundations are clear, there are not any exceptions, and we recurrently remind all our gamers and employees in regards to the newest protocols and their duties to stick and set an instance.
“The matter will likely be handled internally.”
Tottenham Member of Parliament David Lammy additionally took to social media to offer his views, branding the trio “silly and egocentric” in a posting.
Tottenham’s remaining gamers shrugged off the controversy on the pitch with a Three-Zero win over Leeds United to maneuver into third place within the Premier League standings, 4 factors adrift of prime two Liverpool and Manchester United.
Leeds, so spectacular after its promotion, had the higher of the early openings earlier than Steven Bergwijn was tripped by Ezgjan Alioski and Harry Kane made no mistake from the penalty spot to offer Tottenham the lead.
He then mixed once more with strike associate Son Heung-min to ship the South Korean in for the second, his 100th for Tottenham.
The three factors had been successfully sealed when Son’s second half nook was headed dwelling on the close to publish by Toby Alderweireld.
Matt Doherty’s late dismissal for a second yellow card took some off the gloss of a wonderful victory for Spurs, however supervisor Jose Mourinho was content material with an “necessary three factors.”
Mourinho made fleeting reference to the disciplinary points going through three of his stars after the principles breach.
“I feel each membership does one of the best for his or her gamers to maintain all of them protected however then there are moments in non-public lives which you can’t management,” he advised BT Sport.
“Not everybody will be blamed so we’ve to hold on,” he added.
Mourinho was essential of the Premier League after his facet’s midweek match in opposition to Fulham was referred to as off at late discover and he doubled down on his views on postponements.
“I am going again to the preliminary guidelines of in case you have 14 gamers accessible it’s a must to play. I do not see another excuse for not doing it.”
Earlier, Fulham’s recreation in opposition to Burnley on Sunday was additionally postponed due to Covid-19 positives on the west London membership.