Gareth Southgate, England’s manager, is hoping for complete cooperation from clubs, admitting that choosing the correct group for next year’s World Cup will be crucial given the short time frame.
Last Monday, the Premier League declared that the season will be suspended after the weekend of November 12-13, 2022, with the World Cup in Qatar starting just over a week later.
On December 18, the World Cup final will be held, and the Premier League season will begin on Boxing Day. With such a tight timeline, international managers like Southgate, who are used to spending a lot of time with their players before major summer tournaments, face unique challenges.
“I think there’s a balance there because even with the internationals in the summer, there is the opportunity for three or four weeks of rest and potentially three weeks of pre-season,” he said.
“What’s important is that there is a break at the end of this season.
source : fourfourtwo