Manchester United manager claims no winter break is evil
Louis van Gaal wants England to have a winter break although his plea is likely to fall on deaf ears
October 23rd, 2015
We’re fast approaching the festive period and it’s therefore no surprise to see a football manager crawling out of the woodwork and slating the fact that games are played over Christmas.
Louis van Gaal can’t fathom why there is no winter break in England, with Spain and Germany both having a few weeks off before returning for the second half of the season.
Indeed, he reckons that this “evil” invention risks injury to players and it’s something that needs to be reconsidered.
“There is no winter break and I think that is the most evil thing of this culture. It is not good for English football,” the Dutchman said.
“It is not good for the clubs or the national team. England haven’t won anything for how many years? Because all the players are exhausted at the end of the season.
“The Premier League is the most difficult league to win because of the high level of the teams. You cannot beat any team easily,” said Van Gaal.
“It is a rat race and then you have to play also in the Champions League. It is not so easy and that is why English teams over the last few years have not won the Champions League because of the difference in the leagues.”