Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Man City

Monday, 06 April 2015, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 0 W Brom

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Mancini calls for winter break

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has called for Premier League clubs to introduce a mid-season break, following Roy Hodgson's criticism of club attitudes towards internationals.

Last Updated: 12/04/13 at 12:37 Post Comment

Roberto Mancini: Thinks Premier League clubs should introduce a mid-season break

Roberto Mancini: Thinks Premier League clubs should introduce a mid-season break

The England boss believes the lucrative nature of club football means teams no longer want to risk sending players on international duty, but Mancini thinks this would not happen if players were given time to rest.

The Italian said: "I think that in England you need to have a break in December for the national team because we play a lot of games.

"The moment that they decide to give players one week off in December it will be good for the teams and national team."

While Hodgson also expressed his concern that City and Chelsea are travelling to the United States after their domestic seasons end in May, Mancini is worried about the workload of his players - many of whom will have to report for international duty on their return.

"It is incredible. These players don't have the time to recover very well," he said.

"When we finish the championship, we go for one week in New York and after they come back there are some players that play in the Confederations Cup and qualification for World Cup.

"I think that is incredible."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Harry Kane says debut England goal is a 'dream come true'

Harry Kane said his first goal for England was "a dream come true" after he scored 78 seconds into his debut appearance.

England 4-0 Lithuania: Harry Kane scores 78 seconds into debut

Harry Kane scored 78 seconds into his England debut from the bench as Roy Hodgson’s men beat Lithuania 4-0.

Scholes: Bale 'perfect' for United

Paul Scholes says Gareth Bale would be "a natural fit" for Manchester United and believes the winger could have the same impact as Eric Cantona.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company