Mauricio Pochettino has said he I s unsure if a winter break will work in England and insists any change should not look to disrupt the traditional festive fixtures of Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
According to Sky Sports News the Premier League is happy in principle with a plan to allow for a two-week winter break beginning in 2020 with proposal allowing for all 20 top-flight teams to have a free weekend, and in effect a 13-day break between matches, during February.
Pochettino is no stranger to a winter break as both a player and coach in Spain however the Argentine is unsure if the system is suitable for England.
I think that the Premier League is the Premier League. It is different to other leagues. To keep the same dynamic is so important,”:said Pochettino.
He added: “I don’t know how it is going to work this new situation but it is not for next season, it is for after. We need more information about what is going to happen but we will see.
Pochettino went on to say: “I think the winter break in countries like Spain, Italy or France is completely different. It is cultural.
“In England you cannot stop playing on Boxing Day or in the New Year or in the Christmas period. I think this is the most beautiful period in England to play football.
He added: “But in Spain, if you want to play in this period, the fans are not happy. It is cultural. Maybe in February it is going to happen. So okay, we will see if it is going to work but I’m not sure.”
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