Guardiola dismisses quadruple as Man Metropolis boss fears burnout

 

Pep Guardiola is fearful about Manchester Metropolis’s fixture pile up because the runaway Premier League leaders additionally problem within the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.

A outstanding quartet of trophies is a risk for Metropolis this season, with Guardiola’s high-flying aspect 13 factors clear within the Premier League – a bonus which may prolong to 16 following their journey to Crystal Palace Sunday.

Metropolis are additionally within the final 16 of the Champions League, the EFL Cup semi-finals and the third spherical of the FA Cup.

Guardiola, nevertheless, has considerations over Metropolis’s problem on 4 completely different title fronts.

“I am worried about that,” mentioned Guardiola. “4 competitions, I don’t know if we will do this.

“The schedule – it’s important to watch out. I’m fearful as a result of we can not play each three days.

“We can not play Kevin De Bruyne each three days [for] 80 minutes, 80 minutes. He must be refreshed to assist in the final a part of the season.

“I’ve by no means earlier than been on this state of affairs. Three competitions I’ve dealt with many instances, however 4 by no means.

“And the fourth is double games [two legs], and extra time. We are going to see how we handle that situation.”

Metropolis – unbeaten in England’s high flight this season – are within the midst of an 18-game successful streak within the Premier League.

 

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