Too Many Matches for Players bring criticism to England Players
During these past few months there have been certain players performing in a number of different tournaments including: Champions League, 2016 Euro’s qualifying matches, their domestic league and friendly matches for their respective countries.
This is a huge amount of matches that players have had to play recently and this has caused a series of criticism towards the schedule that FIFA has implemented as there are more and more injuries being picked up by important players for their respective clubs but this is especially evident in the Premier League club Arsenal.
Koscielny, Debuchy, Diaby, Gibbs, Arteta, Walcott, Ramsey, Ozil and Giroud are some of the latest players that have picked up or have been struggling with injuries recently. Not all of them have been sustained during matches in the international stage but it has affected most of those players in one way or another.
Roy Hodgson is consistently being the target to blame for some of the injuries that English players have been collecting. A few weeks ago Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers blamed Roy Hodgson for the thigh injury of Daniel Sturridge and Rodgers also told the coach of England to take care of Raheem Sterling as a way to avoid him on getting injured.
According to Roy Hodgon, the coach of England stated that he has a healthy and good relation with Brendan Rodgers but that he will not be dictated by other managers on which players he should or shouldn’t use as Hodgson wants to win matches and needs his best players in order to accomplish that task.
‘’I need to win games, just as he does. I need my best players. Sterling has played quite a lot but there must be six or seven who have played as many minutes. I do not expect managers to tell me whether players should be selected, no more than I would dream of telling them who to pick.” Hodgson said.