‘There are too many video games’

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Manchester Metropolis midfielder Bernardo Silva has mentioned he involved over the demanding schedule that gamers are going through.

Lower than every week after serving to Metropolis win the Premier League title on the ultimate day of the marketing campaign, Silva, who has made 50 appearances for the membership throughout all competitions this previous season, joined Portugal’s squad.

Silva began for Portugal in Thursday’s 1-1 draw in opposition to Spain within the UEFA Nations League group opener, the primary of 4 video games that Portugal will play in 10 days.

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“For the followers it is good however for the gamers it is exhausting,” Silva mentioned.

“After a season during which we have had 60 video games, to come back right here after which should play 4 extra… many individuals have spoken about it. There are too many video games, ultimately, too many accidents. We begin the brand new season in a month’s time and I am sure we’re not going to be 100% prepared. It is powerful however it’s what it’s.”

A current FIFPRO examine discovered that the heavy workload and journey burden are affecting gamers’ psychological and bodily well being.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos additionally expressed his fear forward of this month’s worldwide window on the calls for made from elite gamers.

“4 video games within the house of 10 days,” Santos mentioned. “I’ve by no means skilled this earlier than, not even in a match. On prime of that, the gamers are going to play these video games after an exhausting season. We now have to watch out and rotate the staff.”

The 2016 European Championship winners and 2019 UEFA Nations League champions Portugal headed into the worldwide window having received two playoff video games in March to achieve the World Cup in Qatar.

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