Pep Guardiola‘s focus wasn’t on his team’s fine performance on a miserable day against Watford, it was on the festive fixtures.
Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 defeat of the Hornets at the Etihad Stadium, but Guardiola says something has to be done about the congested fixtures.
[ RECAP: Man City 3-1 Watford ]
And for a man whose side has dropped points just twice this season, it’s not like he’s talking sour grapes from losing matches.
“We’re going to kill the players. The federations don’t think about the players but they have to. They play 11 months in a row. They have to protect them and play with quality and not quality. We have to think about the artists. But I know it won’t happen.”
There won’t likely be a winter break in England, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see fixtures given a little more breathing room in the future. Two matches in three days is tough for the depth of so many sides.