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Tottenham’s Eric Dier hits out at Tottenham’s schedule

Eric Dier has criticised Tottenham’s schedule in the build up to the World Cup.


Tottenham are set to face off with West Ham United on Wednesday evening.

It is a Premier League clash and Spurs are looking to continue their unbeaten start to the 2022/23 campaign.

However, starting from the West Ham clash, Tottenham will now play two games every week in the run up to the World Cup due to their Champions League commitments.

And now, Tottenham centre-back Eric Dier has hit out at the schedule:

“I enjoy playing, I don’t mind. For me, it’s no problem,” Dier told Standard Sport. “I enjoy playing midweek games and I think we should enjoy playing as much as we can.

“I just think the schedule doesn’t make sense in that for three [weeks] we’ve had one game a week. It doesn’t make sense to then go up to mid-November with a game every midweek.

“We’ve improved the squad, we have a squad with a lot of depth. We knew the last three weeks wouldn’t represent what the season is going to be like but now it really starts. There are a lot of games. I think it’s strange that we’ve had one game a week for three or four weeks, and then suddenly you’re playing midweek games until November. It doesn’t make much sense to me. But it is what it is.

“We have to look after ourselves as best we can in every single way. Our recovery, our professionalism, how we look after ourselves is going to be extremely important. We’ve had a great pre-season to give us the right base going into that period.”

Tottenham are, of course, not the only side to be playing a game every three/four days going forward, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham now set to do the same.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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