Bordeaux, already deprived of the services of Rémi Oudin and Dilane Bakwa positive for Covid-19 and absent last Sunday in the Coupe de France, announced three new cases on Tuesday, bringing to five the number of players who will be withdrawn on Wednesday against Lille in Ligue 1.
No more common meals
Norwegian defender Stian Gregersen, Malian midfielder Issouf Sissokho and striker Sekou Mara underwent PCR tests which came back positive, coach Vladimir Petkovic said. Sissokho and Mara started on Sunday against the Mzouzia Twins (10-0).
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Pending the results of the tests scheduled for Wednesday morning, Petkovic explained that he had asked his players “to limit contact”. “We no longer make breakfasts and lunches together, the players arrive at training at the last minute and leave immediately after,” he said.
Facing the Mastiffs, Petkovic hopes to be able to count on the return of captain Laurent Koscielny, victim of a concussion during the trip to Troyes (2-1) ten days ago. “He will take a test this [mardi] afternoon and we await the opinion of the doctors to know if he has the authorization to play ”.