Spurs warns over fixture pile up

Andre Villas-Boas says his players' careers could be "wrecked" because of a fixture pile-up caused by the Football League.

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Spurs players 'risk serious injury' over match schedule

Andre Villas-Boas fears some of his players could suffer serious injury because of the close proximity between the Cardiff and Villa games:

After this game we have not only the Sunday game but the Tuesday game, which I found as an incredible surprise.

How can a game be scheduled immediately after two days? It's putting the players' careers at risk.

I find it absolutely incredible that we have to risk injuries to our players in a game that they play on that Tuesday.

The second day of recovery is the most dangerous day for a player to pick up an injury.

If this is not taken into account I think it's bad. Obviously other things have to be respected and because of the fixtures that are being played on the Tuesday and Wednesday.

But the problem is that in the end Tottenham was chosen to play on Tuesday, with only the Monday to recover from the last match, and that puts us in a very difficult position.

– Spurs manager, Andre Villas-Boas

Match fixture pile-up could 'wreck' players' careers

Andre Villas-Boas claims his players' careers could be "wrecked" because of a fixture pile-up caused by the Football League.

Spurs Manager Andre Villas-Boas Credit: Press Association

The Football League has decided that Tottenham will play Aston Villa in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, just two days after the club faces Cardiff in the Barclays Premier League.

Given that Spurs play Tromso in the Europa League this Thursday, Villas-Boas' squad face a hectic period of three games in six days.

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