Jose Mourinho has now revealed that he has been left unhappy by the fixture scheduling since day one at Tottenham.
The Spurs head coach had somewhat of a hectic start to his first full season in charge last year, with the North Londoners battling their way through Europa League qualifying.
Tottenham had to navigate three knockout matches before the eventually qualified for the group stages of the competition, another six games to add to their grand total.
The Lilywhites have already played 27 games this season thanks to matches in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Europa League (Sky Sports).
Not only this, but the club had their fixture against Fulham last week postponed just hours before kick-off, something that Mourinho is still frustrated about (Independent).
The Spurs head coach claimed that he wants to know when the match will be rescheduled for, pointing towards the rescheduling of Man United and Man City fixtures this season which took months to be announced.
He said (Football London): “I’ve not been happy with the fixtures from day one, and on day one, I was not imagining we would have a game postponed.
“I am not happy since day one. I understand that Manchester United and Manchester City deserve that extra week by playing in Europe last season, I’m not unhappy that they didn’t start the season at the same time.
“What I don’t understand is how you can start the season without knowing when that match is going to be played. I believe we only found out last week [about City and United’s games] because there were new matches to be postponed.
“That was the only reason why we know, in my opinion. I would like to know when we play against Fulham, of course, I would like to know that.”
He added: “I refuse to speak about the Carabao Cup final because maybe Brentford are playing in it and not us, but I would like to know when we will play against Fulham, refusing totally to be punished by congested, crazy fixtures like we were at the beginning of the season.
“At the beginning of the season, you can cope a little bit with people who forgot Tottenham could be in that situation of playing a Europa League play-off. So, I’m waiting.”
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