Klopp is planted: he will go out in the FA Cup with the youth players and the Federation responds

first_imgThe Premier League announced last summer the introduction of a winter break so claimed by the clubs before the existence of two Cups and the carousel of Christmas parties in the domestic competition. The gesture was applauded and even had conditions. “Teams should not organize competitive or friendly matches with other clubs during the rest of players midway through the season.“, the organization requested in a letter presented by the Daily Mirror. A matter, in theory, favorable to all, but that has exploded Jurgen Klopp.Liverpool drew two against Shrewsbury in the 16th of FA Cup, leaving the tie pending the famous replay. The match has been scheduled for next February 4, coinciding with the Premier League vacations. Thus, before the break of rest, Klopp has announced that it will not line up any major players, that he will not appear to direct his players and that he does not agree with the conditions of the tournament. “I already told my players that we were going to have a winter break, so we won’t be there. It will be the youth players who play the replay because they cannot treat us as if this does not matter. I know it’s not very popular, but I see it that way, “Klopp said angrily. Thus, his second coach, Neil Critchley, will sit on the bench, as he did in the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup for the coincidence with the semifinals of the Club World Cup. That day, in front of Aston Villa, they paid the youth and fell by five goals to zero. A failed experiment, which doesn’t seem to matter to Klopp: “We must respect the welfare of the players, who need a mental and physical rest. The Premier asked us for one thing and it turns out that for another competition that is not so important. We have to make a decision because international players almost never have free time. They have family, they are never out. We thought there would be a break before the FA Cup got in the way and we will respect it“. Two weeks of winter holidaysIn order for players to rest after the accumulation of games in winter, The Premier propelled a vacation that dates from February 8 to 15, with the division of the 26th day of the championship. The teams will play their matches on February 1 and 2 normally and then have two weeks off on different dates. Thus, the appointment number 26 will be divided into two: half a day will be played on the weekend of 8 and the other half, from February 15. Those of the first turn will rest from 9 to 23; while those of the second will do it from 2 to 15. In the case of Liverpool the agreed respite would not be fulfilled. It is part of the second round of meetings, but the FA Cup would force him to jump on the grass on his week off.The FA responds: “All clubs accepted”The English Football Federation (FA) responded this Monday to Jürgen Klopp, who said he would not train the team in the ‘replay’ of the fourth round of the England Cup, and reminded him that the ‘Premier’ clubs accepted the playoffs in this round at the beginning of the season “The FA has done everything possible to create a mid-season break, working with the Premier and the clubs. It is done to benefit the teams and their players. In order to do so, the FA changed the fifth round matches of the ‘FA Cup’ to be played during the week, removing the playoffs of this round, “the statement said. “Before the start of the season, all clubs accepted that the ‘FA Cup’ playoffs would be played during the first week of the break. This will only affect a small number of clubs.”, added the English Federation.Thus, Premier clubs such as Newcastle United, the Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur will see their winter break interrupted with England Cup matches -EFE.last_img