The premier league starts tomorrow on September 12, 2020, and Jose Mourinho is already complaining, making excuses, and talking about depression. The Tottenham Hotspur coach says Tottenham’s hectic fixture list is “not human”. As a result, he said that he plans to play some youth team players in the Carabao Cup to deal with the team’s hectic schedule.
The Spurs will play their first game of the premier league 2020/2021 season against Everton on Sept. 13, and this means they could play nine games in 22 days.
SPURS FIXTURE CONGESTION
|Sept. 13||Everton (H)|
|Sept. 17||Lokomotiv Plovdiv (A)|
|Sept. 20||Southampton (A)|
|Sept. 22||Orient or Plymouth (A)|
|Sept. 24*||Botosani or Shkendija (A)*|
|Sept. 26/27||Newcastle (H)|
|Sept. 29*||Carabao Cup*|
|Oct. 1*||Europa League*|
|Oct. 3/4||Man Utd (A)|
Speaking about Tottenham’s busy schedule, Jose said “If I think too much about it, I don’t know how to answer and I will get depressed. I don’t want to get depressed. I want to go to every match with a smile,” Mourinho said when he was questioned about how he would deal with Spur’s bust schedule.
“I want to go to every match positive. But the other day I made a challenge with my boys, asking them which one of them thinks they can play all these nine matches for 90 minutes and nobody told me ‘I can.’
“So we all are very, very aware that it is impossible to do it. It is not human. It is a big risk in terms of our ambitions, first of all, because it is very, very possible you lose one of these matches and the part of the Premier League where you can lose and stay in competition but if you lose in the Europa League, you go out. If you lose in the Carabao Cup, you go out too” Jose Mourinho added.
“So looking at that level, it is a big risk. Injury, obviously, if everybody speaks about lots of matches in some periods, this is something unique. It has never happened. If we decide that one of these competitions is not important for us, we go against the nature of the club, we go against our own nature, we go against our ambitions because the Europa League and the League Cup, we have our ambitions. We have our rights to try and fight for the competitions.
“In the end, we end by asking: ‘Which professionals? Who are the people? Who are the illuminated that make these decisions?’ Because this is not about Tottenham. This is about an English club. It was Tottenham but it could be Wolves, it could be Sheffield United.
“It is not about us but I would like to know, because in this moment they hide, 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 Carabao Cup? Do they want us? That’s my question.”
“Yes, I want, I need a striker,” he said. “But I want to make it very, very clear that the club — the structure above me — knows that I need a striker and they also want a striker. Are we going to get one? I honestly believe so.”
Jose Mourinho’s record with Tottenham Hotspurs for the 2019/2020 season.
Jose Mourinho took over Tottenham at the end of the 2019/2020 season, he has managed Tottenham through 17 matches and he wan 8 games, drew 3 and lost 6 games. He is starting the first full year of his contract in year 2020.
Jose Mourinho’s current winning percentage for the year 2019/2020 is 44 %.