Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned the lack of a winter break in the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail.
The German tactician will get his first taste of festive football this week as the Reds prepare for a busy Christmas schedule, starting with a game at home to table topping Leicester.
Top leagues around Europe afford the players a few games off during the harsh winter months, though the Premier League bucks that trend.
Klopp, who was appointed at Anfield back in October, believes playing right through the months at breakneck speed is one of the reasons the English national team struggles at major tournaments.
‘You have too many games, that’s for sure’, he stated.
‘You have no break, too many tournaments.’
‘Everybody think (England manager) Roy (Hodgson) should lead the boys to the title, they have really good players.’
‘But they’ve had no break in one year. All the other teams have.’
His own nation, Germany, employ such time off and successfully won the World Cup last year and the debate has been going on for a few years now.
The festive period is always frantic, with the Reds playing three games within nine days of each other.