The annoying Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is usually running Arsene Wenger down in one way or another, but I have finally found a subject that they both agree on. The Arsenal boss has been complaining about the Premier League not delaying the start of the season, so as to give the players enough time to recover.
Arsenal have had to give his World Cup Winners from Germany extra time off to recover from their exertions and this is why Wenger is annoyed. Wenger told Setanta: “We could have done with one week later in all the competitions,”
“The final of the World Cup was on July 13; the start of the Premier League season is August 16. If you want to give some holiday to the players, your preparation becomes very short,”
“If you don’t give players enough holiday or enough build-up in their preparation and play them straight away, then they get injured.”
Unsurprisingly Jose Mourinho also says that his own Brazilians and Belgians have also had to have an exteded break. He moaned: “This is modern football. It’s going in this tendency – more matches, more competitions, less time to work, even not enough time to have a real holiday for bodies and brains that top football players need.
“There’s not enough time,”
So there we have it. A real agreement between the two great rivals!