Manchester City gaffer, Pep Guardiola says he is not in support of drinks break continuing in the Premier League next season. The measure was introduced to help players cope with playing in the Summer heat. Coaches have seized the opportunity to give tactical instructions to their players.
Guardiola was asked in an interview if the drinks break should be made permanent in the Topflight League. The Spaniard opted that the idea is scrapped next season.
The manager said “I think we did it due to the lack of preparations for all the teams with just a few weeks to the start of football season & possibly for weather conditions. But the managers are using the break to talk to their squad”. Meanwhile, The Manchester City Boss has warned his plays that individual errors would no longer be tolerated in their quest to win the FA Cup & Champions League next month.
The citizens have already lifted the Carabao cup and want to end the season with a treble. Guardiola stated that there is no way his side can get past Arsenal & La Liga table leaders Real Madrid if they keep making defensive errors & wasting scoring opportunities.
This was the case in his side’s defeat to Southampton at the Saint Mary’s stadium last week. The warning must have paid off after Manchester City saw off Newcastle United 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Gabriel Jesus & Riyad Mahrez were all on the scoresheet along with an own goal from Fernandez.
David Moyes in support with Pep Guardiola
WestHam’s boss, David Moyes is also in agreement with his Man City counterpart. The Scottish coach believes that the water break is unnecessary. Moyes told reporters. “Personally, I don’t think water breaks should have been introduced, I clearly understand why it was but I thought it should have been at the referee’s discretion in football matches.
I think it’s wrong to start the Premier League season in one way & finish it in another way. David Moyes also pointed out his team’s match schedule as inappropriate because the games are so close to each other.
The Hammers are now four points above the relegation zone & will have to play three matches in seven days. After the draw against Newcastle last Sunday, the Hammers lost at home to Burnley on Wednesday night. West Ham will travel to Carrow road to play bottom-placed Norwich on Saturday. Moyes told reporters “For is to be put in a period of three games in six days. Unarguably three of our most important games, there must be something wrong somewhere.
I don’t agree with the Premier League & how they arrived at that conclusion.” The Premier League schedule was reorganized as a plan to finish the league season in June & July after its suspension in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
With a victory over Chelsea, last Wednesday & a valuable point at Newcastle eased the pressure on the Scottish coach & his players. West Ham will be up against three of the bottom four clubs in their final five games. But Moyes believes that the match schedule isn’t giving his players enough recovery time.