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.
– Spurs manager, Andre Villas-Boas
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.