Male City employer Guardiola confused by football’s COVID-19 guidelines
LONDON: Pep Guardiola says he is baffled by some of the coronavirus guidelines in the game, confessing he does not understand why certain matches have actually been held off while others have actually gone ahead.
Four Premier League matches have so far been cancelled, including City’s journey to Everton last month, however a various approach appears to have actually been taken in the FA Cup over the weekend.
Both Aston Villa and Derby fielded sides made up of youth players for their third-round ties after their entire first-team squads were informed to isolate.
The Premier League last week gotten in touch with players to tone down their celebrations in a set of strengthened COVID-19 protocols that likewise emphasised the need to prevent handshakes and shirt-swapping.
City’s own issues with the infection have actually continued, with Sergio Aguero required to miss out on Sunday’s (Jan 10) 3-0 triumph over Birmingham in the FA Cup 3rd round.
The Argentine has actually been informed to self-isolate after it was found he is a close contact of somebody who has checked positive for the virus.
City have actually currently been without 8 other gamers following favorable tests at various phases because Christmas Day.
Guardiola stated the club would follow the new procedures however he said it was impractical to expect players not to celebrate goals.
” Everybody (involved on match days) are checked unfavorable, every 2 days. I don’t know what is going to occur – but one guy ratings a goal, the delight to commemorate it, I do not know if he is going to believe ‘I can not hug my mate for two, three seconds’,” he stated.
” There are groups with four or five cases and played 10 gamers from the under-23s in the FA Cup. We are four or 5, the exact same circumstance, and we are here.
” One guy is isolated and the group has to continue. So, I do not understand. We follow what the people state at the club, the Premier League. We follow the rules. That is what it is.”