Pep Guardiola, during the Wolverhampton-Manchester City


Guardiola: "If people can't come, there's no point in playing"

Published:11/03/2020 - 01:27h

Updated:13/03/2020 - 15:40h

Pep Guardiola gave his vision about the possibility to play the football matchs to enclosed door, without fans in the terracing like prevention of the coronavirus

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The coronavirus is beginning to affect gravely the normal development of the sportive events. The most drastic case has given in Italy, where has suspended all sportive activity until the month of April, what will suppose that they suspend three complete days of the Series To. In LaLiga Santander, besides, the parties will play to enclosed door, of the same way that some of Champions League.

One of the parties that could see affected by the measure to play without people in the terracings is the one who will confront to the Manchester City against the Real Madrid next week, in a duel in which it will be at stake the pass to quarter-finals of the League of Champions. Pep Guardiola, trainer of the English team, has pronounced in this regard of said measures.

The Catalan technician has clear that the football is by and for the fans, by what does not have felt to play if it is not so that they can enjoy it. "In Spain go to begin to play to enclosed door. Already it has happened in Italy, and think that will happen here also. If the people can not come to see the party does not have felt to play. It would not like me play without them. We will follow the instructions", said.

"Has the football felt without viewers? We do our work for them. If the people can not come to the stadium, does not have felt to play. We will follow what say us, but would not like me play without public neither in Champions League neither in Premier", added. Besides, when they asked him if it had played some party without public, answered of ironic form: "I Think that when it was boy in the school".

In spite of this, left clear that considers that the main is the very common. "The health is the most important. That the things improve in each country day in day out", resolved Guardiola about the subject. By the moment, in Great Britain have not taken measures to close the stadiums, but in the next days all can change depending on the extension of the illness.

The City-Arsenal of this Wednesday

Guardiola Also spoke about the duel that the Manchester City will play against the Arsenal this Wednesday, that will suppose his reunion with Mikel Arteta. "Have win to receive to Mikel again in Manchester. Already I said it does three or four years that would be trainer when it arrived him the opportunity. I am safe that the Arsenal will succeed with him", said, after putting in doubt the participation of Of Bruyne in the duel.

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