Pep Guardiola, like most managers, is not in favour of the international break coming up soon.
The Manchester City boss is worried about the rise in COVID-19 cases once players leave the bubble to travel outside.
“The Premier League should be concerned about this,” said Guardiola to reporters. “The only way to be protected from this virus is to stay at home and social distance.
“No contact, don’t travel, don’t move. Now the players are going to their national teams and it is difficult afterwards to control it. So, unfortunately, something is going to rise. I would love to say it is not going to happen but from experience, it happened in two or three waves already. If you move, you take a risk to be contaminated.”
Most of the top sides have several players eligible for international duty. Seeing majority of the City side is filled with internationals, it would be concerning to see anybody miss games.
Especially since City hit their winning momentum. They face Everton and Arsenal next before taking on Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16. The next international break will fall in late March.
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