UEL: Tottenham vs MH.FC




Tottenham is definitely the hardest team in Europe from the beginning of the 2020/21 season. They started the season on September 13 (losing 0-1 to Everton in the Premier League) and tonight they will play the 7th ... match in just 18 days. It would have been 8 if the confrontation with Leyton in the English League Cup was not canceled because the opponent had too many Covid-19 infected players (Tottenham was won). 

Within 48 hours, Spurs had to play two consecutive matches against Chelsea (English league cup) and Maccabi Haifa (Europa League). In that context, Mourinho almost certainly has to consider the plan to use two separate squads, especially when Tottenham still wins Chelsea in the 11m penalty shootout, which means the players have to spend more than 90 minutes playing. .  

Those who have just kicked before Chelsea will either bench or rest completely. Most likely, Tottenham will launch a team of 11 completely different players to welcome the Israeli team. At this point, Mourinho had to underestimate the tactical factor that only raised the issue of the student's fitness.

Saying so does not mean that the Tottenham squad is just a temporary patchwork and no one is brilliant. Do not forget that in terms of squad depth, Tottenham is now not too inferior to anyone in England. Before Maccabi Haifa, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura could start from the beginning because they only came in at the end of the second half in the victory against Chelsea, so fitness is not a problem. Kane is in good shape (1 goal, 5 assists) in the last 2 Premier League matches. Moura also just scored in the Newcastle draw in the Premier League. 

Besides, the rookies have merged very quickly. Sergio Reguilon quickly asserted himself on the left flank, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was soon the mainstay of the midfield while at right back, Matt Doherty is currently Mourinho's number one choice. Both Hojbjerg and Doherty did not play against Chelsea, so they will return to play tonight. They are said to be very consistent with Mourinho's football philosophy, which always emphasizes discipline, a sense of tactics. 

However, the Portuguese coach can not be satisfied with the defense system of Spurs. The London team has never kept a clean sheet since the beginning of the season, even having to meet weak opponents in the previous Europa League qualifiers such as Lokomotiv Plovdiv or FK Shkendija.

The fact that Mourinho has to constantly rotate the squad due to the dense schedule clearly affects the stability of the system. Therefore, do not be surprised if Tottenham are allowed by Maccabi Haifa tonight. 




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