Nacer Chadli plays down fears over club's heavy fixture list

Nacer Chadli

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nacer Chadli doesn't think fitness will be a problem for the team over the next two weeks.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nacer Chadli’s comments in the Daily Mirror suggest he feels the side is well suited for their busy fixture schedule over the next two weeks.

Tottenham take on Fiorentina in the Europa League this evening, which marks a run of six games to be played by the club inside the next 17 days.

That creates the obvious worry of fatigue in the Tottenham squad, but Chadli doesn’t feel that will be a problem.

“We want to prepare ourselves as best as we can for the end of the month, to be fully fit,” said Chadli.

“We improved a lot as a team and now you can see our fitness is very good.”

“The staff work on that. They don’t kill us but they want to make us better and better. If you want to be better you have to work, if you don’t work your fitness level goes down.”

Tottenham’s current fitness levels may be good but there is still going to be some pressure on Mauricio Pochettino to rotate effectively.

Harry Kane is the club’s in form striker, but he’s not going to start each of the club’s six games over the next couple of weeks.

The boss has to be trusted to whip players out of the side as soon as he feels their performance levels are starting to dip.

There is also going to be a responsibility for players to step in and make it clear when they are starting to feel the effects of playing so many games.

That’s difficult considering the competitive nature of Tottenham’s squad, but a fresh and ready side in every game is one of the only ways for the club to give themselves a good chance of getting a positive result.

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