Guardiola said about the congestion of fixtures: “We are not ready. Not only Man City, all teams. But that is why we need to rotate and use all the players.
“You can play a game after three weeks of vacation, but we were two [months] holiday lying on the sofa, not doing much of anything, and this is why players are not in full form. But we must begin and we must finish the season because the economic damage for all clubs must be as low as possible. ”
Although nine alternates can be selected and five used, the manager said: “We were concerned with the three weeks of the incredible lack of preparation, not like in Spain or Germany, for example, where they have worked for five or six weeks.“It is what is. All of the people with their shops and businesses, they must adapt. The whole world has suffered personally and economically of this situation, and we must adapt. As soon as possible would be better. They train well, but I don’t know their physical condition and how many minutes they will be at the highest level. ”
The mother of Guardiola, Dolors Sala Carrió, died of the virus at the beginning of April. “What I saw personally is the same that everyone lives “, he said. “There’s nothing different. All the people we have lost are important to their families. This is why we have families to be together, to be strong. This was no different from any other person in the world. “