Manchester Metropolis title bid may take COVID hit on March break


Pep Guardiola fears the March worldwide break may play havoc with Manchester Metropolis‘s title bid if it brings with it an increase in circumstances 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 may improve the chance of his gamers contracting coronavirus and result in taking part in video games with decreased numbers or fixtures being postponed.

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“The one technique to be protected against this virus is to remain at house and do not transfer, and social distance, and don’t have any contact and never journey,” Guardiola advised a information convention on Tuesday.

“Now persons are going to journey and gamers are going to their nationwide groups, it is tough sufficient to manage it, so I believe one thing goes to rise, sadly.

“I want to guess or say it isn’t going to occur, however from expertise it has already occurred in two or three waves worldwide. So in the event you transfer you’re taking a threat to be contaminated once more, to get the virus once more.

“I believe the Premier League needs to be involved about this, all of the leagues [should be] involved.”

Metropolis face Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday — a recreation that ought to have been performed in December after Guardiola’s squad was hit an outbreak of coronavirus.

After reaching the Carabao Cup closing 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 serious about.

“I strive to not look [at the schedule] as I turn out to be depressed instantly,” mentioned Guardiola.

“There’s many video games, yet another month after which worldwide break is a little bit of a reduction for the managers, however for gamers to go to the nationwide workforce will probably be harder but it surely’s higher to not look. Have a look at the following recreation and that is it.”



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