Spanish coach criticized the European football calendar amid the Covid-19 pandemic; English team faces Borussia Dortmund next Tuesday, 6
O Manchester City receive the Borussia Dortmund this Tuesday, 6, at Etihad Stadium, for the first round of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The clash follows a marathon by the British team, who leads the English Premier League and is still alive in the FA Cup and the FA Cup. Asked about the topic, the team coach, Pep Guardiola, complained about the tight schedule and fired criticism from the responsible entities, in this case, FIFA and UEFA.
“They (the players) are human beings, they are not machines. Of course, they could play, they have an incredible mentality, but they need to rest. UEFA and FIFA are killing players. We haven’t had a week off since we started, not even one, ”he said, quoted by the newspaper“ The Guardian ”. “To compete in all competitions this year, if you don’t run (the cast) you can’t compete and you won’t be in the position we are in now. And if I do, I’m a genius, ‘good job Pep’. But when we lose and I spin people say ‘why do this rotation? You have to play the players normally ‘. But it is impossible ”, he added.