Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has slammed the scheduling of the Premier League for his club.
The Spaniard believes City and other Premier League clubs in the Champions League are disadvantages with no winter breaks and a lot of competitions in the domestic league is making it for the English sides to thrive in Europe.
“Every season is a disadvantage with the rest of the leagues, this league. Not just in this special year – last season and this season for the Covid-19, for that we’ve had to adapt.
“But even when the situation is normal, no winter breaks, a lot of games, a lot of competitions, intensity, the weather condition, the pitches – many, many things. That is attractive, this is the challenge,” Guardiola said before their Champions League test against Olympiacos.
His sentiments come just days after his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp complained about the rest being handed to the players in the league; something that has been talked about by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer too.
City face Olympiacos needing just one point to make into the last 16 of the competition in what will be their 8th successive appearance on the knockout stages.