Jesse Marsch insists the World Cup could 'burn some players out'

Jesse Marsch insists the physical and mental stresses of the World Cup have the ‘potential to burn some players out’ with just EIGHT days in between the World Cup final and the Premier League restart on Boxing Day

  • Jesse Marsch has called for an appreciation for the pressures of World Cup duty
  • Leeds had three stars in Qatar – the fourth-lowest tally in the Premier League
  • READ: Marsch reveals Erling Haaland texted him when the schedule came out 

Jesse Marsch fears Premier League players will burn out as the season progresses following the physical and mental stresses of the World Cup.

Leeds only had three stars in Qatar — the fourth-lowest tally in the top flight — with Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson reaching the last 16 with the USA and Rasmus Kristensen going out in the group stage with Denmark.

However, manager Marsch is concerned for the welfare of the division’s internationals in general with domestic football having returned just two days after the World Cup final.

Jesse Marsch insisted that the World Cup could cause several Premier League stars to burn out

Brenden Aaronson (R) and Tyler Adams (C) reached the second round in Qatar with the USA

Asked about the schedule ahead of next week’s match with Manchester City, the Leeds boss said: ‘I think it has the potential to burn some players out.

‘Man City have brought their players back relatively quickly. There is sort of a standard in our business that after these big national team tournaments players need three weeks. 

‘We even only provided 10 days, as we were fully aware that with the season coming round so quickly, it’s important to get them back.

‘But the physical and mental demands of a big tournament like that are very high. 

‘It’s really important that we have an appreciation for what these young men go through and what the pressure of representing their country in tournaments is like.’

Marsch claimed that the likes of Man City have been quick to bring their stars back into the fold

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