AC Milan have reported Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez have tested positive for Covid.
The two cases were found after Covid-19 swab tests were carried out on Saturday, with the club promptly the health authorities after learning the outcomes.
The two players are asymptomatic and the remainder of the team test negative, Milan affirmed in an assertion delivered on Sunday night.
Calhanoglu and Hernandez are currently quarantined at home, leaving Milan without the duo for some important upcoming games in January.
“There is significant absence, yet it is this sort of season, issues can come at any second, so we should be prepared,” manager Stefano Pioli said in a press conference.
“We’ve generally doubled up the energies in troublesome minutes. We are used to it, we are prepared.
I expect the players should be prepared, during training and matches. These are critical issues that should be attended to the determination and the strength of the team.
“It’s a troublesome season for everybody, not just for us. One month back, everybody was available, it can end up becoming a confronting sort of circumstances.
We’ve proved to stand up as a united team, the club has a competitive squad. We are determined to withstand these troubles.”
Pioli likewise talked about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is needed to play in Milan’s upcoming game after a recent spell on the sidelines.
“Ibra is so significant for us, we all know his value, he has overcome this issues and he is prepared to play tomorrow,” he said.
“We should keep on working, the title of winter champion counts very little. We should focus on the upcoming game, it is difficult, we should think of it as the main important match of the season.
“We must be prepared, a difficult game awaits us, the rivals have significant game-changers, they have players like [Radja] Nainggolan, [Diego] Godin, Joao Pedro. Experienced and composed players.
We should have regard for our opponents, we need to dominate the game, however, we know we could suffer”
The Serie A leaders – who have only lost one game this season so far – visit Cagliari on Monday, then play host to Atalanta at San Siro next Saturday.
There is likewise a Coppa Italia quarter-finals clash with rivals Inter coming up, that tie due to be played on January 25.