Paddy Kenny has claimed Tottenham will complain about a ‘ridiculous’ fixture schedule following a number of postponements but insists there is not much the club can do to mitigate the circumstances.
Spurs have had their last three games in all competitions called off due to outbreaks of Covid-19, with their latest encounter against Leicester postponed on Thursday afternoon.
Antonio Conte’s side also saw another two games against Rennes and Brighton chalked off due to a new spread of the virus, while the club’s fixture against Burnley last month was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
However, the club’s Premier League fixture at home to Liverpool is still scheduled to go ahead on Sunday, despite Jurgen Klopp’s side posting a handful of positive Covid tests.
Spurs have typically endured a brutal festive schedule due to their commitments in Europe as well as their progression in the Carabao Cup and are likely to see a busy 2022 with a backlog of fixtures continuing to pile up.
Former Premier League goalkeeper Kenny believes Spurs have been landed in a brutal situation but doesn’t see how the club will be able to complete their games without a tough schedule.
He told Football Insider: “They have no option, there is no other way. They have to get these games played. They could be playing four times a week.
“Tottenham will complain and say it’s unfair but I’m not really sure what else they can do.
“We have seen it happen before and it really takes it out of some players. Managers always go on about how it’s not fair on the players and they talk up the risk of injury.
“The good thing is it will happen after January so they have a chance to get players in.
“I’m not even sure how that would work. They would have to play something like Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday then Saturday. It’s ridiculous but there is no other way.”
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The situation is less than ideal for Spurs and a tough schedule is likely going to be handed to the club, unfortunately. There isn’t much time to get these games played and with the integrity of the competition, a brutal new year looks set to be on the cards.
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