Manchester City midfielder, Rodri has come out to say that he is worried about playing too many games. He recently warned that he can’t keep up with the intense Premier League calendar, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the reality is that he never gets enough rest, and footballers playing around 60 games a season is far from healthy.
Rodri added that doing that for one season is one thing, two to three in a row will bring consequences.
His words, “To be honest, I never get enough rest. I feel pretty well recovered after having about one month off. It was a good break, and we have a coach who understands and who gives us everything he can to recover.”
“I think we are the last team in the Premier League to start pre-season because he understands that rest is important. So, yes, I’m very happy about last season and how it finished, and now we go into another season, and it’s going to be a long one.”
“I don’t remember exactly the games I played, but I had a talk with the club and the coach because starting 57 or 59 games and playing in 60 or something is not healthy.”
“You can do it for one season, but when it’s two or three in a row, it can be worse for the team because your physicality can drop. So I have to watch out. We have already spoken that it cannot always be like this. But last year, on the other hand, I had the feeling that we were fighting for everything, and I had to push my body to the limit.”
“That’s why I sometimes feel bad at the end of the season – but for me, it was great. The important thing for me is that they know the situation and they know that for the next few seasons we will have to watch out.”
“Now I am young, but maybe when I get to 30 or 31 I cannot do this kind of thing, so I have to watch the body because 60 games is not the best thing for a player. Also, the seasons get even longer every year. We have to adapt to this.”
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