Jose Mourinho has cried out over the tight schedule approaching Spurs after the winter break as the North London side set to battle Bundesliga leader, RB Leipzig two days after clash with the Villans.
Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho has complained over what he terms as ‘wrong after winter break schedule’ for Spurs.
Mourinho and his boys are to return to action today for the FA Cup 4th round schedule as they look to extend past Southampton before battling defending league Champions, Manchester City on the coming Sunday.
The break hits them and they are gonna be off for two weeks before returning to action to battle 16th placed Aston Villa before moving on to battle their Champions League Round of 16 opponents, RB Leipzig.
According to Mourinho, the Schedule is unfavorable to him and his boys who are still in the FA cup race and likely to have a rematch on the 4th or 5th of February if they share points with Southampton today.
“It is what it is. I am not happy that the break comes in the wrong moment because the break should be before the Champions League,” Mourinho complained.
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“In the end before the Champions League we don’t have the break. We have to play Aston Villa on the Sunday before playing Red Bull (Leipzig) two days later.”
“We really don’t care about the break really,” Mourinho continued.
“If we have to play Southampton in a second match it means we are still alive in the competition and it is better than losing.
“If we can choose a result, the one we are going to try to get is of course to win the match, if we get a draw we are still alive. To play at home in the second match is better than to lose.”
Spurs will be without their known striker, Harry Kane for a significant period of time and with no recognized striker on ground to replace the English man, 17-year-old Troy Parrott is likely to get a spot and show what he has to offer.
Although Mourinho has stated its not 100% assured the teenager will be getting a chance considering that he is too young both in age aspect and experience to replace Harry Kane for the little time the 26-year-old will be undergoing treatments.
“He is ready to work with us every day like he is doing,” the Portuguese added. “He trains with the group, after training he has a special programme of individual development of his qualities as a striker and this club takes very good care of the players.
“That is the only thing I can say. If he has to play with us, he will.
“He will do his best, he will show his good qualities, he will show his fragility because at this moment he is a 17-year-old kid with fragility in his game.
“But in this moment I cannot tell you, it is possible he is selected for this game.”
- Source: Mirror