New Tottenham signings Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster test positive for Covid

The pair isolate themselves from the squad, meaning they were out on Wednesday as Spurs kicked off their tour of South Korea with a 6-3 win over a K-League XI.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte said after the game: “We had a problem with Covid… the test came back positive for Bissouma and Fraser.”

New arrival Ivan Perisic was also missing, although Conte expects the Croatian to recover from injury to join the squad for training on Thursday.

“Perisic works very well,” continued Conte. “I think tomorrow we could have part of the training session with us. We are very happy because his recovery is going very fast and back in London he will be able to do more.

Richarlison was Spurs’ only debutant at the Seoul World Cup stadium and Conte was happy with the £60million opening minutes.

He said: “I saw a lot of positive things about Richy. In the first half he played as a number nine and in the second half he played on the right and behind the striker. He can play in all three positions.

“He’s a good character and he has good qualities. We are working with him on the tactical aspect because he has to fit in with our idea and also on the physical aspect because he has to be in good shape. He is a player who gives me important options. I’m very happy that we signed it.

Spurs will face Sevilla in Seoul on Saturday.

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