Jonas Eidevall calls for girls’s soccer calendar to place participant well being first

Jonas Eidevall calls for women's football calendar to put player health first

Jonas Eidevall has referred to as for girls’s soccer to rethink its congested home and worldwide fixture schedule as a way to put gamers’ well being first.

Arsenal are coping with a swathe of damage issues to key first workforce gamers, with Leah Williamson, Rafaelle, Kim Little and Beth Mead all at the moment long-term absentees.

That is at the moment a standard theme throughout girls’s soccer, with Chelsea boss Emma Hayes voicing related considerations to Eidevall after Pernille Tougher was dominated out for a signficant time frame on account of a hamstring damage sustained on worldwide obligation.

Arsenal allowed Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley to have break day from membership soccer in February after the 2022 Ladies’s Asian Cup, whereas Vivianne Miedema was just lately granted a depart of absence to ‘relaxation and recharge’.

Miedema made her first begin since her relaxation interval on Thursday night, and marked it with a aim because the Gunners drew 1-1 with Juventus within the Champions League group levels.

“There’s all the time the steadiness between freshness and having continuity within the coaching and enjoying,” Eidevall mentioned. “We have to strike that steadiness. You may see that Viv was combating actually exhausting at the moment with the workforce on the pitch.

“I actually assume we have to contemplate in girls’s soccer once we see the calendar, how we put the gamers well being first. They’re always going between actually aggressive video games at membership degree, onto worldwide degree. It has taken a number of my time fascinated by it as a result of my intestine says that we aren’t creating one thing that’s good for the gamers.

“My concept was to have protected durations for the gamers with no membership soccer and no worldwide soccer for a interval. In the meanwhile there are gamers who get barely any trip and it’s consecutive, 12 months after 12 months after 12 months. It’s nice if we’re going to have extra aggressive video games however let’s have a calendar that enables gamers to get better so we will maintain the standard too.”

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