Coach Pep Guardiola is furious after Man City have to play Everton on Sunday, they have one less day off than Real Madrid.
Man City have just had a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, this result makes the chance of reaching the final equally divided for both teams. Before entering the second leg at Etihad Stadium, both teams have matches in the domestic arena.
Real Madrid will host Getafe at home in La Liga on Saturday, while Man City will host Everton on Sunday. According to the original schedule, the Green Man will meet Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, but the final of the Eurovision 2023 singing competition in Liverpool city has caused the match to be postponed by a day.
Guardiola’s team has less than a day to prepare for the semi-final second leg compared to Real, in the pre-match press conference, coach Pep Guardiola angrily complained about the tight schedule of the Manchester team, he said. speak:
“I don’t understand why City are playing against Everton on Sunday, while in the middle of next week we play in the Champions League. I don’t understand that but I don’t want to argue about it anymore. Obviously this is not good for Man City.”
“We couldn’t play on Saturday because Eurovision 2023 was in Liverpool, they explained that there were not enough policemen to do two events at the same time. We wish we had more time to prepare, but that’s the way it is.”
“In the Premier League the fixture is the fixture. It is very difficult to communicate as well as create change. I don’t want to be distracted because we don’t have much time. City are fully focused on the game against Everton, it is certainly not an easy game but we will have to work hard to get the three points.”