With Boxing Day football one of the marquee days in the footballing calendar, the Christmas Day is largely no different from any day before matchday – nutrition has to remain steady, rest has to be taken, and focus switches to the big game, regardless of the day.
This year will be no different with Premier League fixtures scheduled to take place every day from Boxing Day to Wednesday January 4 except one.
Speaking on this week’s Sun Football podcast, football legend Ian Wright explained what is involved in a professional footballer’s Christmas Day routine. He said: “When you’ve got to play on Boxing Day you normally travel somewhere.
“It’s always the wrench of leaving your family – you just get used to it after a while, particularly if you’ve got young kids.