Coach Pep Guardiola has returned to Manchester City after being sidelined for testing positive for Covid-19. They ended up failing to commit against Swindon Town, for the FA Cup, on 7 January. The Spanish coach will return specifically in an important match, in front of the vice-leader Chelsea, on Saturday (15), in Manchester. Despite his return, Guardiola confirmed that other club professionals are positive.
? I’m really fine thanks. We have some new cases, yes, but they want privacy. I can’t say who tested positive this time. Some people at the club come back after injury, some are positive again… So what we follow are two negative tests for a permit. Otherwise, do you stay home secluded as you have in recent months? Guardiola said.
During the growth period of Covid-19 in the UK, many clubs suffered from a shortage of many matches, but Manchester City managed to better control the situation. Only in the first week of the year did the club suffer more injuries, with 21 club members needing to remain in isolation. For many, this may explain City’s supremacy at the top of the Premier League, something Guardiola does not agree with.
? We have a lot of cases too, as well as injuries. Against Aston Villa we played with a very short team. Lately we need to use players from the base classes to be on the bench. We are in the same situation as the other clubs. Everyone has Covid and here it is no different. Aren’t we smarter than others and have better protocols? The coach reassured.
Manchester City has 53 points and leads the English Premier League, ten points behind Chelsea, which is in second place. The confrontation between the two teams takes place on Saturday (15), at 09:30 (Brasilia), in Manchester. If they win again, City will continue to advance even further.
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