Manchester City’s form may have helped squad fitness says Pep Guardiola | Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is uncertain 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.

City will change into champions in the event that they beat Chelsea on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. It can 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. Asked if he was stunned by this, Guardiola mentioned: “Sergio had an extended harm [knee, from last term] and Nathan was lengthy as nicely. Gabriel had Covid and one harm at first in a harmful place within the leg. The relaxation [of the squad’s record] was unimaginable: it was a shock.

“In earlier seasons we’ve had many accidents however what was the explanation when doing precisely the identical issues [as this one] – the identical guys, the identical physios, the identical preparation, the identical cookers, I feel the identical wives. I don’t know why in a single season it’s excellent and the opposite one we wrestle loads.”

Guardiola advised City’s wonderful kind might have supplied a lift to his gamers’ health ranges. “When the temper is nice and you might be profitable video games and profitable 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 yr we’ve had lockdown and persons are not in a position to do what they wish to do. All the backroom workers have accomplished extremely nicely and that’s why we might rotate numerous gamers and that helps. It’s a giant praise to them.”

City are nicely positioned to win the Champions League in addition to the Premier League having already claimed the Carabao Cup, but Guardiola is warning his gamers towards complacency, particularly with reference to subsequent season.

“From my expertise, each season is totally completely different than the earlier one,” he mentioned. “If you anticipate the consistency we’ve had this season for subsequent season, it’s an enormous mistake. We are going to begin from zero. We must see how everybody reacts – how we behave personally and as a bunch.”

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