Pep Guardiola thinks Manchester City will need to spend a vacation for two days to cope with their exhausting Christmas schedule. The premier league revealed their fixtures for December and January on Thursday, and Manchester City’s December schedule make Guardiola concerned.
They are going to visit Wolves on 27 December which is moved back from Boxing day before they are hosting Sheffield United in Etihad Stadium on December 29. That leaves a gap of 44 hours only between one match ending and another one kicking off And Guardiola is upset about his player’s welfare.
“Go home, open the fridge and get inside for 48 hours.”
Pep Guardiola has an interesting take on Manchester City’s punishing Christmas schedule.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 18, 2019
I am not joking, players should go to the fridge,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday. See you at Etihad stadium, Now you can go home open the fridge and get in for 48 hours Guardiola added.
When I go to the fridge to make an omelet, I can talk with them, apart from that, no way. While Guardiola is shocked by the fixture list, for last two years Guardiola is very successful with his job.
We are in October and Manchester city has to play many matches before that, when Guardiola read the fixture he said “ its ok “. He accepts that business sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it is not. we work harder and organize better to do this job. But he is worried about the players, He called this a business, and people don’t care about the players and their injuries.
🗣️ “It’s not ideal to be made to play twice in less than 48 hours because it doesn’t give the players time to properly recover.”
Do Man City have a point about Christmas fixtures? 🧐 https://t.co/NPjLUcbmq4
— 90min (@90min_Football) October 18, 2019
City going to kick off at Crystal Palace on Saturday, they are 8 points behind leaders Liverpool following champions 2-0 defeat at home with Wolves just before the break. Guardiola will focus on solving the problem of fixture rather than catching Liverpool in the point table. Liverpool doing well in this session and Guardiola thinks it is possible to give them a tough competition.