Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has highlighted the negative scientific implications of the English Premier League’s tight schedule in the players’ lives.
According to Mourinho, the current situation in which a team play two games in 48 hours is going against the rule of physiology, biology and biochemistry.
Spurs recorded a hard-fought 2-1 home win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Thursday (Boxing Day) and will travel to face Norwich City on Saturday. And this rankles Mourinho.
The Spurs boss will face selection headache too as Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko are out of the Saturday’s game after picking up yellow cards against Brighton. Son Heung-min is also out following his red card in the home game against Chelsea.
“I cannot imagine these boys, not just my boys, but the [Graham) Potter boys, how they can play in 48 hours,” Mourinho said at the post match press conference.
“If you go to control the distances they run, the intensity, the breaks, if you are going to control that and if we are going to tell anyone
who understands physiology, it is a crime that they are going to play football again on the 28th.
“It is against every rule of physiology, biology, biochemistry, every rule. But that is the way it
is, even with three guys suspended.
I think from the three, two of them are unfair, Sonny unfair, Winks unfair, I can only say Sissoko had a reason for the fifth yellow card. We have to go.”
He also provides an update on Tanguy Ndombele who is expected to play important role against Norwich City after opting out of Thursday’s match over fitness issue.
“I cannot say he [Ndombele] is injured, in five minutes we start a training session and you can go to the stands and watch it, he is going to be training normally sol cannot say he is injured,” Mourinho added.
“I can say that yesterday [Wednesday] he told me he was not feeling in condition to play the game. Not based on injuries, based on fears of previous injuries that he has had since the beginning
of the season.
“Feeling not ready to start the game, but I cannot say he is injured, I can say he is not in condition to start the game, which is different.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.