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Eric Dier says Tottenham's packed schedule is a welfare concern

Tottenham Hotspur player, Eric Dier, has slammed football bosses for showing a lack of “care for player welfare”, and Harry Kane could be the biggest victim.

England captain Kane will have played in Tottenham’s Europa League trip to Bulgaria and all the games in their daunting fixture list as they face three games in six days.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho left eight players back in London on their Europa League travels but says there is no chance of resting Kane and that only backed up Dier’s stinging rebuke for the fixture chaos.

Dier said: “In terms of our schedule, from a welfare point of view, I think there’s obviously no care for the players’ welfare, from that point of view.

“If you look at that schedule, that schedule isn’t showing any care for players’ physical welfare. I think it’s common sense really.

“To try and ask someone to play Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, it doesn’t seem like there is any care for players’ welfare in that situation. I don’t know how we’re going to fare with it.”

Mourinho admitted that the lack of back-up for Kane remains an issue even though the Tottenham striker does want to play in every game; Spurs played in Bulgaria on Thursday, September 17, travel to Southampton the Premier League on Sunday, September 20, and then play Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, September 22. Spurs face a total of nine games in the space of just 21 days.

Author: James Parker