Spurs To Be Handed Help In Champions League By Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur are set to be handed a boost in their hopes of winning the Champions League with the Premier League moving their pre Ajax fixtures in order to give them more time to recover.
It's the time of the season when football games come thick and fast, especially for teams who have been successful with their seasons up to now. Manchester City followed their Champions League quarter final with a must win league game against Spurs just days later and face Manchester United in the league on Wednesday. Three huge games in a week.
'Fortunately' for Pep Guardiola's team the loss in Europe last Wednesday means that they only have the league to concentrate on before it finishes, as they try to beat Liverpool to the title.
However Spurs now have to split their time between trying to finish in the top four and winning the Champions League for the first time, no easy feat.
According to the Daily Mail however the Premier League are set to give them a boost in Europe by moving their game against Bournemouth, due to be two days before their semi final, to the Saturday and giving them two extra days to prepare.
Spurs play Ajax in the semi final with the first leg coming at home on April 30th, they're meant to play Bournemouth on Monday May 6th and the second leg in Amsterdam is on the 8th.
The news means that instead Mauricio Pochettino's team will play on the 4th and have four days to prepare for the biggest game of their season so far.
And it seems pretty fair for the London side as Ajax have been given a helping hand by the Eredivisie. The whole Dutch league have had their games rescheduled ahead of the first leg to give Ajax time to prepare for their trip to London.
Ajax currently lead the Dutch league from PSV on goal difference and there are just four games left of the season. Spurs are still battling with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea for the final two Champions League places for next season.
It is the first time the English top tier would have changed fixtures to help a club in Europe but it is something done quite often across the continent.