West Ham boss Sam Allardyce claims that professional players would accept a pay cut if it meant they could have a winter break in England, he wrote in his Evening Standard column.

The Hammers took a warm weather trip to Dubai last week and Allardyce believes his players needed it after a hectic winter session.

The majority of other European countries have a domestic break around Christmas and New Year of two to three weeks.

Allardyce claims that a winter break would be good for the Premier League and Roy Hodgson’s England, so much so that the players would happily take a pay cut in order for it to happen.

“Because they are paid more than ever before, there is a feeling that players should not mind if they are pushed harder and longer.

“If you asked them to accept slightly less money but take a winter break, I don’t believe their response would be printable.

“The fact remains, though, that everyone else has a winter break — and not just clubs from cold countries.”

“If anyone wants to see it, I have the evidence to back up my opinion.

“Look at how the injury lists grow during the Christmas period; look at the fatigue levels rise dramatically and look at the number of mediocre games then because the players are dog tired. There is a World Cup at the end of this season. How many of Roy Hodgson’s players are going to be running on empty by then?”

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