Due to the thick schedule, coach Jose Mourinho decided to use many young players in the Chelsea match in the fourth round of the English League Cup today.
“I really want to go deep in the League Cup but I cannot myself. Attending the Europa League gives us a better financial income. For a team like Tottenham, that is a very important factor.” , Sport Mail quoted Mourinho before the match at Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho and Tottenham players had to strain at the beginning of the season, due to attending multiple arenas at the same time.
Due to being sixth in the Premier League last season, Tottenham had to kick the Europa League from the second qualifying round. From the beginning of the 2020-2021 season, they have to play a total of five games over two weeks, which is an average of three days a match. This schedule was also reduced because the opponent in the third round of the League Cup – Leyton Orient – had too many players infected with nCoV so they asked to quit.
Two days after taking on Chelsea, Tottenham met Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League play-off round. Only winning, the London team can attend the group stage and raise hopes for the championship, which means a direct entry to the Champions League group stage in the 2021-2022 season.
“The League Cup organizers decided everything for us. They didn’t even give us a thought, but decided it all,” complained Mourinho.
On September 24, Tottenham defeated Shkendija in the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Three days later, they were held 1-1 by Newcastle in the third round of the Premier League. The League Cup showdown against Chelsea is the third in a series of 11-day 11-day series of teachers and students Mourinho. After meeting Maccabi Haifa, they also have to be a guest of Man Utd on October 4. “Does Tottenham have a chance to win Chelsea? I consider it a joke,” Mourinho analyzed. “Chelsea played on Saturday. They had two days off before they met us, then stopped playing another game until the end of the week. Even without turning around, Frank Lampard had enough his players”.