Originally Posted by Comfortably Numb
I think the official response is because they have to play a lot of games in the season.
The fact that all the Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese and Germans play the same number of games is, of course, utterly irrelevant.
Exactly, it's a bullshit excuse. If they spent more time on the training ground and less time shaggging prostitutes, they wouldn't be in this mess.