Guardiola: “Too many games. Uefa and Fifa kill the players”

The City coach’s outburst, on the eve of the match against Borussia Dortmund: “The players are human beings, not machines. We haven’t had a week off since the start of the season.”

“It’s too much, they are killing the players.” On the eve of the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Borussia Dortmund, Pep Guardiola launches into the attack of Uefa and Fifa. In the Manchester City manager’s sights there is a too clogged calendar: against Leicester, after the break for the national teams, Guardiola was forced to change six men compared to the last eleven holder. “They are human beings, not machines – he underlined -. I know that some of them are sad because they would like to play them all, but it is not possible. If you want to fight on all fronts, in what is the shortest season in history, you have to do of rotations. The players need rest, Uefa and Fifa are killing them, since we started the season there has never been a week off “.

the challenge of tomorrow

Tomorrow City continues the hunt for the Champions League that has always escaped under the guidance of Guardiola: the latest disappointment last August, with the elimination in the quarterfinals by Lyon. “It stayed in my head for weeks. It was painful. It was the last game of the season and we wanted to pass. We congratulated Lyon, we accepted that we didn’t do well enough and didn’t deserve to go through. It’s It was painful but in the end what could we do? We’re back here to try again. ”

capitolo haaland

The spotlight will be on Haaland, a player who is also close to City for next season. “Spending a lot of money on a player no longer gives you a chance to win – notes Guardiola -. Football is a team sport. The club has decided not to spend amounts close to or exceeding 100 million. Maybe it will happen in the future, but not now. . He’s an exceptional striker, that’s the only thing I can say, even a blind man would notice, you don’t need to be a coach to notice. But it’s not appropriate for me to talk about a player from another team. “

April 5, 2021 (change April 5, 2021 | 21:52)



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