Pep fears March break will upset Metropolis title bid
Pep Guardiola fears the March worldwide break might play havoc with Manchester Metropolis’s title bid if it brings with it an increase in instances of COVID-19.
Metropolis are in pole place within the Premier League desk after a run of 16 straight wins in all competitions.
Nonetheless, Guardiola is worried the additional journey round worldwide break scheduled between March 22 and March 31 might improve the danger of his gamers contracting coronavirus and result in enjoying video games with decreased numbers or fixtures being postponed.
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“The only way to be protected from this virus is to stay at home and don’t move, and social distance, and have no contact and not travel,” Guardiola advised a information convention on Tuesday.
“Now people are going to travel and players are going to their national teams, it’s difficult enough to control it, so I think something is going to rise, unfortunately.
“I wish to guess or say it is not going to occur, however from expertise it has already occurred in two or three waves worldwide. So if you happen to transfer you are taking a threat to be contaminated once more, to get the virus once more.
“I think the Premier League should be concerned about this, all the leagues [should be] concerned.”
Metropolis face Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday — a recreation that ought to have been performed in December after Guardiola’s squad was hit by an outbreak of coronavirus.
After reaching the Carabao Cup last and the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, their schedule between now and the tip of the season is already packed and the Metropolis boss says including in additional rearranged video games doesn’t bear desirous about.
“I try not to look [at the schedule] as I become depressed immediately,” stated Guardiola.
“There is many games, one more month and then international break is a bit of a relief for the managers, but for players to go to the national team it will be more difficult but it’s better not to look. Look at the next game and that’s it.”