Champions League “They kill the players because it is too much”
Pep Guardiola criticizes the lack of rest of the players.
Pep Guardiola, coach of the Manchester City, criticized the lack of rest that exists this season in football and pointed out that UEFA and FIFA are “killing the players“.
“It’s too much,” said the Spanish coach. “They are human beings, not machines. I know some of them are sad because you want to play it all, but that is not possible, “said Guardiola, who in the victory against him Leicester City made six changes from the last match.
“To be fine in all competitions this year without spectators, in the shortest season in history, If you don’t break, you can’t compete and you couldn’t be in the position we are in.“he added.
“They could play, yes, they have an incredible mentality, but they need to rest. UEFA and FIFA kill players because it’s too much. We haven’t had a week off since we started. “
The Premier League is the only major league that does not allow five substitutions per game and keeps it at three.
Guardiola assured that Erling Haaland, his rival in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, is a “exceptional striker“for their age and that their numbers speak for themselves.
The Spanish coach, however, did not want to enter into speculation about the future of the Norwegian attacker.
“I understand people talking about Haaland. He is a fantastic forward, but it is not appropriate for me to talk about him, “Guardiola said at the press conference prior to the match against Dortmund.
Last week Guardiola was asked about the possibility of City signing Haaland as a replacement for Sergio Aguero, who will leave at the end of the season, but denied that with the current economic situation they were able to undertake large incorporations.
This Monday he was asked about the potential cost of Haaland, but Guardiola said that is a question for Borussia Dortmund and their agent.
“All I can say is that Haaland is an exceptional forward for his age. The numbers speak for themselves. He’s a fantastic player, that’s all“Guardiola concluded.