Jose Mourinho threatens to play Tottenham youth team in League Cup. They could play 9 matches in just 22 days.
The new season is yet to start and Jose Mourinho is already fuming about a fixture schedule that could see Tottenham play nine games in the first 22 days. He demanded to know who devised the plan – which he branded ‘not human’ – and threatened to send youth team out in the League Cup.
‘If I think too much about it I will get depressed,’ said Spurs boss. ‘I want to go into every match with a smile, but I asked my boys which of them thinks they can play all these nine matches for 90 minutes and nobody told me, “I can”.
‘Who makes a team play Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday again, Thursday again, Sunday again? Do they want us to play with the youth team in the League Cup? Do they want us? That’s my question.’
Tottenham kick off their Premier League campaign against Everton on Sunday before travelling to Bulgaria to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in a Europa League qualifier on Thursday and then returning to face Southampton on Sunday week.
They have a League Cup third round tie away against Plymouth or Leyton Orient on Tuesday September 22 and, if they win in Bulgaria, another Europa League qualifier in either Macedonia or Romania, two days later, before a league game against Newcastle on Sunday 27.
If they are still in both cup competitions, they will play the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday 29 and a Europa League play-off tie on Thursday October 1 before a trip to Manchester United on Sunday 4 and then into an international break.
Credit: Daily Mail