César Azpilicueta opens up on ‘difficult’ schedule ahead of World Cup

Chelsea and Spain defender César Azpilicueta says the number of games being packed into the schedule ahead of the World Cup next month is “crazy”.

“It’s difficult and it’s sad because as players you want to go to the World Cup, but we have this schedule where we have to play for our club and do our best,” Azpilicueta said on Monday in quotes reported by Reuters.

“We are fighting a lot for player welfare because the schedule is crazy. Sometimes we have to consider everything and I think we are in conversations with FIFA. It’s difficult because I understand that the fans want to see football.

“We have five subs now, but we have in our team a couple of injuries that make it more difficult to rotate. We are playing every few days, but it’s how it is and we have to step up.”

Azpilicueta is expected to be part of Spain’s squad for the World Cup next month.


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