Cesc Fabregas has taken a light-hearted dig at the Premier League for not introducing a mid-season winter break when he was still playing in England.
The spaniard joined Arsenal in 2003 as a youngster from Barcelona. He spent 8 years in North London before moving back home to boyhood club Barcelona. He spent the last three years with Arsenal as the captain of the club. He will have another go at the Premier league. After three years with Barcelona he left to join Chelsea in 2014. At Chelsea he won the Premier league titles. He won the first one under Jose Mourinho and the other with Anotonio Conte. He left Chelsea in 2019 to join Monaco. All through his stay in England, the football season never had a winter break.
Unlike clubs across Europe, Premier League clubs played throughout the winter months during Fabregas’ 13-year stint in London.
But starting from this season, teams have been allocated a two-week rest in between games to fall in line with other European leagues, amid concerns that the top sides’ hectic schedules could lead to serious risk of injury and burnout and affect the national team’s prospects.
One critic of the Premier League has been Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who missed the Reds’ recent 1-0 FA Cup replay win over Shrewsbury as it fell during the mid-season break.
The decision has sparked controversy with some labelling Klopp’s decision as disrespectful to the competition, but the Reds boss stood by his stance and insisted his decision made sense with the authorities to blame for not giving players more of a break.
The world Cup winner takes to his Twitter handle to react to the news on winter break in the Premier league. He tweeted that all through his stay in England there was never a break, and the first season he left the country, the break was introduced. He also stated he understands Jurgen Klopp’s decision to play the under 23 side for their Fa cup replay against Shrewsbury.