Not playing in Europe ‘helps a lot’ – Kulusevski

Tottenham winger Dejan Kulusevski admits his side have an advantage over their domestic rivals because they are not playing in Europe this season.

Ange Postecoglou’s side returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Fulham on Monday night.

The Sweden international says the opportunity to rest in midweek when the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle are in European action is hugely beneficial.

“Honestly, it helps a lot. Physically, I remember last season was very hard playing three games a week,” Kulusevski said.

“You feel very tired in the warm-ups. Also, mentally not having to travel to Spain or Italy to play games helps. You are at home, with your family. You have a good rest mentally, so it is a huge thing that we have and we have to take advantage of that this year.

“You can feel the difference and hopefully you will see even more at the end of the season.

“It is early because we will see what happens. Everything can change every day so we don’t need to talk about (title), but we must live for the day with a smile, train hard and not forget who we are. We must try to get better every day.”

(BBC Sport)

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