Speaking in a press conference today, Lille boss Christophe Galtier spoke out about what he views to be a screen time pandemic in today’s society.
“We are in a generation, a society even, where there is a terrible addiction to screen time, to social media and to mobile applications. It is the heroine of the 2020s. I am convinced, because I read a lot and I have a lot of discussions, that there is an addiction to screens, and that these screens can make you tired or generate problems with concentration and in the preparation for a match. Recently we took a decision, after consulting the players, that one hour before kick-off there are no more telephones or screens in the dressing rooms. So about 25 minutes before going out for warm-ups. I am almost convinced that there is going to be a significant development in the seasons to come, that as soon as players enter the dressing rooms, they will be in a screen-free zone.”