By Matt Barlow for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:49 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 19:48 BST, 11 September 2020
The new season is yet to start and Jose Mourinho is already fuming about a fixture schedule that could see Tottenham play nine games in the first 22 days.
Mourinho demanded to know who devised the plan – which he branded 'not human' - and threatened to send his youth team out in the Carabao Cup.
'If I think too much about it I will get depressed,' said Spurs boss. 'I want to go into every match with a smile, but I asked my boys which of them thinks they can play all these nine matches for 90 minutes and nobody told me, "I can".
'So we all are very, very aware that it is impossible to do it. It is not human. In the end, we end up asking who are the illuminated people making these decisions? I would like to know because in this moment they hide.
Jose Mourinho is concerned about Tottenham's fixture pile up at the start of the season
Tottenham face a potential run of playing nine matches in 22 days in three competitions