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Antonio Conte urges Tottenham officials to complain about fixture schedule

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Conte doesn't like Tottenham's fixture list
Conte doesn't like Tottenham's fixture list / Warren Little/GettyImages
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Antonio Conte has called on officials higher up at Tottenham to complain about the club's hectic fixture list.

Spurs are unbeaten in their first six league games but now face a tough run with the return of the Champions League.

They first host Marseille on Wednesday before travelling to English champions Manchester City on Saturday. A trip to Sporting CP next week will conclude a run of three games in six days, having only just finished a similarly packed schedule with games against Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Fulham.

Players are having to deal with increased workloads this season with games crammed in to compensate for the winter World Cup in Qatar.

"Honestly, to see this schedule about Tottenham is incredible, it’s crazy because we played three games in a week against Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Fulham," Conte said.

"Now we are playing after four days, but we are starting to play again three important games against Marseille in the Champions League, City away and Sporting CP away.

"I think maybe this is the first time in my career to see a schedule like this. Honestly, I try to check the schedule of the other teams and I have seen that in this situation Tottenham are penalised a lot."


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He added: "In this situation we are unlucky, but in the future, and also I spoke with the club, we have to pay great attention to speak to the Premier League because we have to pay attention when there is this type of schedule.

"One day more, one day less can totally change your life and you can drop points. This is no good for a team like Tottenham. When you want to start to think as a winner, you have to take care of the details and the schedule is a detail that is very important for every club, especially for a club that wants to fight for something important. I think we can do much better for the future."

Spurs are back in the Champions League after a two-season absence and face a Marseille side on Tuesday who have won five of their first six Ligue 1 matches.

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