I often hear the English premier league referred to as a more physical league compared to the other European leagues. The talk is always about how foreign players struggle to adapt to the physicality.
What exactly is meant by this? I would have thought that the sport was the same regardless of where it was played. Is it more physical in terms of scheduling (mid-week league games are a ridiculous concept to me), or is it something in the gameplay?
In case it's not obvious, the EPL and World Cups are pretty much the only chances I get to watch the sport!