Tottenham Hotspur certainly have a tough opening three weeks of the new season to contend with this year, fighting on three fronts from the get-go.
After sneaking qualification for the Europa League last season, Spurs must now navigate three different qualifying matches in order to make the group stage.
Not only this, but the Lilywhites also have a tie lined up away to either Plymouth Argyle or Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup during the opening weeks, as well as a potential fourth-round game.
Sky Sports reported earlier this month that, if Jose Mourinho’s men are not knocked out of any competitions in the next few weeks, they will face nine games in just 21 days.
Baring in mind that the off-season was shortened and the transfer window is not yet closed, it is far from the ideal start for the Lilywhites who were ravaged by injuries last season.
During his press conference today, Mourinho descended into a rant about the subject (James Olley): “We end by asking ‘which professionals? Who are the people? Who are the illuminated that make these decisions?’ This is not about Tottenham. This is about an English club. It was Tottenham but it could be Wolves, Sheffield United.”
Charlie Eccleshare also reported that Mourinho called Tottenham’s first month ‘non-human’ and claimed that it was making him ‘depressed’ and hurting Spurs’ ambitions.
On fixture pile-up, Jose jokes that it’s an amazing “gift” from Uefa and EFL.
Calls it a “non-human month”.
Says thinking about it makes him “depressed”. “It’s not human, it’s a big risk for our ambitions”.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) September 11, 2020
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