Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho believes that the crowded fixture list will force him to prioritize the European Football League over the League Cup, to avoid more injuries to his squad.
Tottenham will welcome its neighbor Chelsea tomorrow, Tuesday, in the fourth round of the League Cup, two days before facing Maccabi Haifa, in the European League qualifiers.
Mourinho said that the Premier League “made the decision,” and he had no choice but to follow a policy of rotation between players at the London summit.
He told reporters, “I would have liked to fight for the” Carabao “(League) Cup, but I don’t think I can. We have a match on Thursday and it will not provide us with much money like the Champions League, but reaching the group stage in the European League guarantees us a certain amount, and this is very important. For the club. “
Tottenham drew 1-1 with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday, and Mourinho’s worries increased after South Korean striker Son Heung-min’s efforts were lost after he injured his hamstring muscle between the two halves.
“I think Son is the first, and more players will be injured,” the Portuguese coach said.
In response to a chance for Tottenham against Chelsea, who turned their 3-goal deficit into a draw against West Bromwich Albion, in the league on Saturday, Mourinho said, “Are you serious or kidding? Chelsea played Saturday and rested Sunday and Monday, then plays Tuesday and again at the weekend. We played Sunday, and now we play Tuesday and Thursday and again on Sunday. “
Tottenham avoided a similar crowd last week, after Leyton Orient was excluded from the third round match due to cases of Coronavirus in the opposing team.