Graham Roberts has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to the controversy surrounding Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa over the international break.
What’s the story?
As reported by Sky Sports, Premier League clubs Tottenham and Villa are involved in a new club-versus-country row.
We all know how clubs are reluctant to let their players leave during international breaks.
It is an inconvenience for the clubs, as the players could pick up injuries while playing for their national teams and then miss games upon their return.
What has happened now with Tottenham and Villa, according to Sky Sports, is that they could see their Argentina international players miss matches once they are back due to self-isolation rules in the UK.
Villa duo Emiliano Buendia and Emiliano Martinez are with Argentina now.
Villa reportedly believe that the goalkeeper and the attacking midfielder would be released by Argentina immediately after Sunday’s 2022 World Cup Qualifier against Brazil.
Given that Buendia and Martinez would have to self-isolate after they come back, they would miss one Premier League club.
Tottenham duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso are with Argentina as well, but, according to Sky Sports, the North London club have no such agreement.
Spurs reportedly still expect the defender and the midfielder to be back in the UK early next week.
However, Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has said that he expects all his players, including those from Villa and Spurs, to be available for next week’s game against Bolivia as well, according to Sky Sports.
If that happens, then Martinez, Buendia, Lo Celso and Romero would all miss two Premier League games due to quarantine rules in the UK.
What does Graham Roberts think?
Former Tottenham star Roberts is not happy at all with the situation, as you can see below.