Football is one of the most loved sports in the world. It is one of the sports that has evolved and is still evolving. Earlier, there were only a handful of football leagues, which resulted in fewer matches. Currently, there are numerous football leagues, and we see non-stop football games every week. However, a few players are unhappy with the increasing schedule and want their workload to be easy. Similarly, French footballer Kylian Mbappe has shared his review of the growing schedule in European football.
Kylian Mbappe said:
“I’m not against playing many matches, but we won’t be able to be good every time!”
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Here is the complete statement:
“We’re getting closer to the NBA model, with seasons of 70 games. Personally, I’m not against playing that many matches, but we won’t be able to be good every time and give the public the spectacle they expect.”
Undoubtedly, Mbappe is correct. Almost every European team is expected to play at least 60 games in the 2024–24 season. Moreover, in the next season, with the new group stage format for the UEFA Champions League and if the European Super League is included, the number of games played by a team in a season will be above 80.
This means a team will play two games in just one week until the season ends. Moreover, national duty for players is also crucial, which creates a heavy workload for footballers.
In the past couple of seasons, we have witnessed several injuries among players. The injury list of teams is getting bigger, and a few players even miss an entire season due to injury.
Should UEFA decrease the number of games in a season? Do share your views on the growing European football schedule.