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Europa League 2020: Wolves need more time off before new season, says Santo


Wolverhampton Wanderers supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo has echoed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s name for the Premier League to provide groups in European competitions an prolonged break forward of the new season, to guard the well being of gamers.

Wolves host Olympiakos Piraeus on Thursday within the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie which is evenly poised at 1-1.

With the new Premier League season set to start on Sept. 12, Santo fears his gamers won’t have sufficient time to recharge their batteries in the event that they progress to the latter levels of the Europa League, whose remaining is scheduled for Aug. 21.

“I’m hopeful the Premier League will look at that and allow the teams involved a little bit more time,” the Wolves boss informed British media on Wednesday. “We have a tight schedule next season and they must be aware of the health of the players.”

“The Premier League should acknowledge the teams involved in Europe, depending on how far they go. We are going to play in August and we’re going to start playing again in September.

“I’m sure they will look at it and adjust the schedule. For sure, no team will be able to give too much time for the players to recover.”

Santo is hoping Portuguese winger Daniel Podence, who joined Wolves from Olympiakos in January, can present his gamers with the perception they need to beat the Greek aspect.

“It’s always useful, all the details, all the info you can gather and pass to the players. Daniel is a big source of information, so we have to take all we can from him,” he stated.


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