Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that he is not very happy with the club’s busy schedule over the next few days and is scared that the heavy fixture-load could injure some of his players.
Spurs are currently preparing for their first Europa League game of the group stages, when they play Tromso on Thursday. Just three days later, Boas and his side will then travel to Wales in order to face Cardiff City in the Premier League, before rounding off the schedule with a Capital One Cup game against Aston Villa on Tuesday.
The former-Chelsea boss believes the schedule is harsh on his players as he believes it is impossible to field a similar looking XI for all three games.
“After this game (against Tromso) we have not only the Sunday game but the Tuesday game, which I found as an incredible surprise,” he said.
“How can the game be scheduled after two days? This is putting the players’ career at risk and the risk of injuries.
“I can understand the reasons why our game against Aston Villa for the Capital One Cup was chosen to be on Tuesday, bearing in mind the other fixtures, but I find it absolutely incredible that we have to risk injuries to our players in a game we play on that Tuesday.
“This amount of fixtures forces us to make some changes in the team, but we take the competition very seriously and we will be very strong.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt