Mourinho on whether he will make changes to his side over Christmas

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has admitted that he may have to make changes to his side over the festive period.

Spurs take on Brighton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow afternoon before facing Norwich City at Carrow Road a little over 48 hours later.

With such a demanding fixture period, Mourinho insists that he will be taking it one game at a time whilst also admitting that it is difficult for players to play every minute.

Mourinho will be forced into at least one change following Heung-min Son’s three match ban after the South Korean was sent off against Chelsea for violent conduct.

The Portuguese also claimed that he is lacking depth in some positions due to injuries and a lack of match fitness with some members of his side.

He told the club’s official site when asked about the busy fixture period: “It’s very difficult for players to play every minute of every game but obviously in the squad you have some positions where you are more protected than others, some positions where you have alternatives to make changes and to give an opportunity for players to rest. With injuries, with a possible suspension, with players coming (back) from injuries and not being ready to play, with players working now with the team not yet ready to play, the group doesn’t look as big as it is in reality. It’s not going to be easy, so let’s think one game at a time, let’s not try to make two teams, one to play against Brighton, one to play against Norwich, let’s just think about Brighton and try to play the best possible team to win this game and then go game after game.”

Opinion

Spurs looked tired against Chelsea and he has to make changes, especially to the middle of midfield with Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele both having recently returned from injury.

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