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'This is a joke, a total joke!': Jose Mourinho rages at Premier League and EFL with Tottenham facing potential pile-up of NINE games in 22 days Jose Mourinho blasted Premier League and EFL for Tottenham's fixture pile-up  The north London club are facing the prospect of playing nine games in 22 days Spurs are trying to negotiate Europa League qualifying around domestic games The Portuguese branded their congested schedule of matches as a 'joke' 

By Reuters Reporter

Published: 17:15 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 17:32 BST, 18 September 2020

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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has fired a broadside at the Premier League and EFL as his team prepare to play three times in a week on multiple fronts.

Spurs are having to negotiate the Europa League qualifying rounds by winning three matches to get into the group stage, with Premier League and League Cup matches also in the mix.

After returning from Bulgaria where they beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday, Tottenham visit Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday and Leyton Orient in the League Cup on Tuesday before a trip to Macedonia to play Shkendija on Thursday.

Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Premier League and the EFL over Tottenham's fixture pile-up

Tottenham could play nine games in 22 days with all of their domestic and European exploits

'The people who make these decisions, they forgot that one English team... could be Spurs, could be Wolves or Sheffield United or another one. They forgot this

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