Report outlines potential fixture nightmare for Spurs in Conference League

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Tottenham Hotspur are still fighting to finish in the Europa League spots this season but will have to rely on West Ham losing and a victory over Leicester City to do so.

If they fall short, the Lilywhites could find themselves in the Europa Conference League next season, which comes with finishing seventh in the Premier League this year.

The ECL is the new third-tier European competition launched by UEFA for the 2021/22 season onwards but it could come with a fixture nightmare.

Spurs know all about European fixture congestion from their experiences in the Europa League play-offs this season. Mourinho’s men were forced to play three knockout matches just to reach the group stages of the tournament.

The Sun now report that whoever qualifies for the Europa Conference League next season will be required to play two extra games in the first two weeks of the season.

This will consist of the final play-off stage of qualification, meaning a home and an away leg on August 19 and one week later respectively.

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