Because of COVID-19, players have to play a lot of matches in a short amount of time. According to Guardiola, players are often injured due to the tight calendar.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the football calendar was overloaded and congested. Players have to play several games in a small section. Such a load causes many problems.
An overcrowded and tight calendar does not like Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams in England play even more in a short period of time as they play in two cups instead of one – the Association and Carabao.
Guardiola is very unhappy with this. The Spanish specialist blames the frequent injuries of the players on many matches played in a short period of time. He believes that players are given little time to relax.
“I love football. I love to play football and I love watching football on TV, but it’s too much. It’s too much for the players. The players do not have time to rest psychologically and physically. They get injured. “, – said Guardiola.
Pep’s team has not had a good start in the Premier League – they have played 4 matches and scored 7 points. City are 11th in the table with this figure, and Everton, which is in the first place, having played more than one match, is 6 points behind.