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The football season for the 2020-21 campaign will be a demanding one for the players, with many fixtures packed within a week.
The players have gone on break from club duties and will resume their national team duties for the next two weeks.
Former Chelsea player and Belgium star Thorgan Hazard has expressed his frustrations with the intense 2020-21 season schedule ahead of his country’s upcoming international games, as they are expected to play up to three matches before going back to their clubs.
“It’s all too much, not just for me,” Hazard told reporters on Monday. “Champions League, Bundesliga, Nations League…I don’t want to complain too much because we have to do our job, but it is a lot.
“Well, here at the Red Devils, everyone will get playing time. The national coach has selected many players. Playing them in all three matches for 90 minutes would be difficult.
“The players will not burn themselves out. Our coaches also ask us to be careful, not to risk too much.
“We also play with Dortmund every three days. It is a difficult issue – the national coaches also have to do their job. If we don’t feel well, let’s just say so.”
He does have a point, but hopefully, things will get back to normal soon enough.