Watford manager Claudio Ranieri has urged all players to get jabbed to stop the spread of Covid-19. Tottenham has had games against Rennes and Brighton called off due to an outbreak at the club. Manager Antonio Conte revealed that the situation is worsening and players and staff are worried for their families. Ranieri conceded that the vaccine was a personal choice but urged all players to take up the offer.
“I think the more important thing is all the players must be vaccinated because we play every three days now and meet a lot of players,” Watford manager Claudio Ranieri said. “It is important, the vaccine because if something happens with the vaccine it is very slow – without the vaccine, it is a big risk. I understand Conte and I hope here in Watford everything continues to be okay. Of course, I have to respect everybody, but they must know that we stay together and if they then come [with the virus] then they can infect something, so then it is important that everybody must be vaccinated.”
“We have to continue in this way, it is very important to maintain the correct distance and make a Covid test every two days and go with a mask,” he added. “We haven’t had a Christmas party… never… we stay at home with our family. We have all the restricted areas here, we are okay at the moment, but you know that Covid comes in every situation.”