Poulsen happy to have a break

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FC SCHALKE 04 midfielder Christian Poulsen has stressed his happiness at getting the chance to have a holiday during the winter break.

The player has returned home to Denmark while the Bundesliga closes down.

"I can certainly notice that its been a long season" said the 22 year old midfielder.

"The last few months, its been practically two matches per week."

Poulsen is in his first season with Schalke but has settled in well in a slightly different role to his position with former club FC Copenhagen.

"I have played something like a midfield sweeper in the Bundesliga.

"I would have liked to take part in the offensive play more, but most of all, I am happy to be in the side. That is the most important."

The Dane also dazzled for his country in the World Cup and is pleased he made the big money move to Germany.

"I have settled extremely well in the city and at the club" he revealed, "people have some expectations on a player that cost that much. That you have got to accept."