Lille midfielders Renato Sanches , Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba have tested positive for COVID – 19 , coach Christophe Galtier said on Saturday , calling for more firmness in enforcing social distancing .
All three tested positive last Monday , Galtier said after a 2 -1 friendly win at Belgian first -division club Mouscron .
He said Sanches, a Euro 2016 winner , had returned to Portugal during a week off and there shown symptoms and tested positive .
“ Renato is still in Portugal and he cannot travel yet because he has to pass two negative tests ,” Galtier said .
He said Ikone , a French international , and Bamba, a France under -21 player , had been confined to their homes but “should come back to training on Monday ”.
Galtier urged the French to follow the rules on social distancing .
“I ’ve had eight days off and I ’ve seen how we behave ,” he said .
“Let ’ s continue like this and we ’ll all be reconfined and it’ll be a mess . It’s up to the state to be firm .
“If we continue like this , we won ’t be able to avoid a second wave.”