Pep Guardiola en el duelo entre el Manchester City y el Newcastle en los cuartos de final de la FA Cup


'Rajada' Of Guardiola by the different of the rest of the Madrid and the City before the Champions

Published:31/03/2024 - 17:03h

Updated:31/03/2024 - 17:03h

Pep Guardiola showed very critical with the current calendar that will confront the Manchester City before his clash against the Real Madrid, standing out the importance of the fact that the merengues will have more time to rest before his crossing in the Champions

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The name of Pep Guardiola has gone back to go in in scene. In this occasion, has not been by one of the stellar performances of his avasallante Manchester City, but rather by a complaint that has expressed from does a time and that, in this opportunity, went back to put on the table: the loaded calendar of parties that have to confront the big clubs and that, therefore, allows fewer days of rest and less time to prepare the commitments.

The 'rajada' of Guardiola by the 'weighed' of the calendar of the Manchester City

The native of Santpedor, in the previous press conference to the clash between his square and the Arsenal of Mikel Arteta, a duel that will be crucial to determine the leadership of the Premier League, did not hide his worry by the avalanche of commitments that avecinan to the 'Sky Blues' and the importance of the same. It complained mainly that, for example, the next week the picture mancuniano will have to contest two crashes in the contest suspender belt, one against the Aston Villa (03/04) and another against Crystal Palace (06/04). "We play against the Aston Villa to the 20:15, afterwards to the 12:30 against Crystal Palace the Saturday, to the 12:30! Afterwards we go to Madrid the Tuesday…", began saying.

Besides, in relation with this, the exentrenador of the FC Barcelona has emphasized that the group of Chamartín, his rival in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and with the one who will confront the next 09-04, will have much more time to prepare the party against his team, since after the clash of this Sunday against the Athletic Club, the Real Madrid will not play until nine days afterwards. "The Madrid has nine days to prepare , nine days! They play this weekend and will not go back to do it until our party. It would like me reflexionar and ask a day more, because the difference is a lot of. But there is not possibility...", it emphasized.

The 'citizens' will have a rhythm of frantic work the next week

Equally, it is important to stand out, shelving the subject of the clash against the Real Madrid, that the frantic calendar does not detain for the 'citizens'. After contesting the party against the whites, this same week, the Saturday 13, will have to play again in the Premier League against the Luton Town. After this, will have some days of rest before measuring again in front of the merengues (17/04), and once that this commitment finish, without hardly break, will have to think quickly in the next challenge, that is the crossing of the FA Cup against Chelsea (20/04).

"We play here the Wednesday against the Real Madrid in the turn, so we can play the Saturday or the Sunday in the FA Cup. The Coventry, the United or Chelsea are on holiday between week. Why we play the Saturday? Why they do not give us a day more when the others teams do not play in Europe? We go to litigate with the televisions? His answer is that they pay us a lot of money", aimed Pep.

The dispute of the semis of the FA Cup, another 'problem' for the 'Sky Blues'

On the other hand, the exentrenador of the FC Barcelona highlighted the difficulty that can suppose the itinerary to go to earths londinenses to face the meeting against the 'Blues' by the FA Cup. "We will play the Saturday, of course. We will go to London to play against Chelsea, Chelsea will not come here. We will go to London five hours, will travel, there is not problem, will go there. Have experience in this, already happened me other years. We came of Dortmund, arrived here the Thursday in the afternoon and the Friday did a rest. Train or aeroplane to London, four or five hours. And the Saturday play against the Liverpool, Chelsea or all the big. We finish exhausted", signalled.

To close, Pep Guardiola did a called to a better coordination of the calendars to avoid the physical exhaustion of the players. "Not even I go to ask after what they will have his own problems, his own decisions. It would like me know the answer, why play always the Saturday and no the Sunday? A day marks a big difference in this stage with players lesionados and the accumulation of parties. Have luck to be able to do this", concluded.

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