Southampton to grant Yoshida longer break

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to grant Maya Yoshida extra time off this summer.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to grant Maya Yoshida extra time off this summer.

The Saints and Japan centre half has barely had a breather for approaching three years of non-stop football, and that is likely to continue for another two years at least.

The Daily Echo says he might not return until after the start of pre-season training at Saints if Japan make it to the final stages of the Confederations Cup this month.

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