Pep Guardiola is not sure why Manchester City have suffered so few accidents regardless of their hectic schedule, with the supervisor pointing to how gamers’ preparation has featured the identical “physios, cooks and wives” this season.
Metropolis will turn into champions in the event that they beat Chelsea on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Will probably be their 56th fixture of the marketing campaign, one which adopted a truncated pre-season, but solely Gabriel Jesus, Nathan Aké and Sergio Agüero have suffered prolonged lay-offs. Requested if he was stunned by this, Guardiola mentioned: “Sergio had an extended harm [knee, from last term] and Nathan was lengthy as properly. Gabriel had Covid and one harm at first in a harmful place within the leg. The remainder [of the squad’s record] was unbelievable: it was a shock.
“In earlier seasons we’ve had many accidents however what was the rationale when doing precisely the identical issues [as this one] – the identical guys, the identical physios, the identical preparation, the identical cookers, I believe the identical wives. I don’t know why in a single season it’s good and the opposite one we battle quite a bit.”
Guardiola prompt Metropolis’s wonderful type could have supplied a lift to his gamers’ health ranges. “When the temper is nice and you might be successful video games and successful video games, in my expertise you get much less accidents. The preparation is about [benefits from] your happiness,” he mentioned. “It’s curious to say this as a result of this 12 months we’ve had lockdown and individuals are not in a position to do what they wish to do. All of the backroom employees have carried out extremely properly and that’s why we may rotate a number of gamers and that helps. It’s a giant praise to them.”
Metropolis are properly positioned to win the Champions League in addition to the Premier League having already claimed the Carabao Cup, but Guardiola is warning his gamers in opposition to complacency, particularly with regard to subsequent season.
“From my expertise, each season is totally totally different than the earlier one,” he mentioned. “In the event you count on the consistency we’ve had this season for subsequent season, it’s an enormous mistake. We’re going to begin from zero. We’ve got to see how everybody reacts – how we behave personally and as a gaggle.”