Report outlines nightmare fixture pile-up that Spurs face at start of 20/21 season

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho was not a fan of the way Tottenham’s games had been scheduled since the restart as he complained about the uneven intervals between various matches.

It looks like we may hear plenty more moaning from the Spurs boss at the start of next season, with Football.London detailing the nightmare fixture pile-up that the North Londoners face.

It is revealed that the Spurs squad will report back to pre-season on August 17 but they will head off to play international fixtures before a ball is even kicked next season.

After the players return from international duty, Mourinho may only have two days to prepare for Tottenham’s opening game of the season if it is scheduled for the opening date of Saturday, September 12.

Spurs will begin their Europa League qualification campaign just a few days later on September 17, with the club playing a match every couple of days in Premier League and in Europe until the play-off round on October 1.

The players will then jet off to join their national team for another international break just a few days later, before returning back to their clubs around October 15.

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That schedule is quite uncompromising with some players potentially playing as many as ten times for club and country in the first month of the season. While one can understand why the schedule has been compressed due to the pandemic, we will almost certainly see some players pick up some injuries during that busy period.

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