Winter Break is Debated most in English Football

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The lack of a winter break has often been a highly debated issue in English football.

The traditional purists have been in favour of the games being played during the Christmas period and the New Year, while fans who have enough knowledge of the continental football clearly see the benefits of having a winter break towards the end of the campaign.

The lack of a winter break has been cited as the reason for the failure of England as an international team in the last few years. Bringing up this topic once again, former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has said that he has immensely benefited from a winter break.

The Danish international returned to his former clubBrondby in the summer for around £ 3 million. The exit of the former fan favourite was a huge surprise, butAgger knew that this was coming after having fallen out with Brendan Rodgers a year ago.Agger’s performances dipped in the last 12 months at Liverpool, but he has been one of the best players in Danish football since the summer. The 30-year-old has attributed this improvement in form to the winter break that has helped him rediscover the love for football just before the second half the season.

Agger has featured an eight league matches for the Danish outfit.“I've needed it. It is essential for a footballer to get a good start, otherwise it affects him all season.I did not get one in the summer and therefore it is good to be here in Denmark to get this break,” said Agger. The winter break in Danish football means that the league action does not resume until the start of February. After 17 games,Brondby are fourth in the table with a massive 13 points separating them from the table leaders Midtjylland.