Lijnders: 'The 5 subs rule has saved football'

Lijnders: 'The 5 subs rule has saved football'

Pep Lijnders believes that the re-introduction of the 5-substitutes rule in the Premier League this season has saved football.

"The big thing this season and I think the most decisive aspect of this season will be how teams use the five subs because that will change massively the Premier League.

"We're really happy with that because it means that we can play intense from minute one until minute 95 - (then it is) how to use the squad, how to deal that we play every three days.

"I think the rule saved football, in my opinion, because if you want to play every three days, this was one of the musts to have.

"I'm really happy that the Premier League saw that, that the clubs saw it but I think as well it is a weapon."

Source: The Independent
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