Pep Guardiola demands that he would have no issue with UEFA moving Manchester City’s last-16 second-leg crunch Champions League clash against Real Madrid away from the Etihad Stadium.
The city has delivered one of the most memorable performances by a Premier League side overseas as of late when they came down from a goal to make sure about a precious 2-1 win at the Bernabeu in late February.
Because of coronavirus spread, the arrival leg booked for March 17 in Manchester was deferred and although UEFA affirmed the apparatus will presently take place on August 7 or 8, the scene remains obscure.
Regardless of whether it takes place in the northwest or Lisbon-which will have an eight-team knockout tournament to decide the champions league victors for this season-Guardiola takes a realistic perspective on the matter.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought about a quarter of a year of requiring the Premier League to be postponed while City continued its campaign on Wednesday with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Arsenal behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium.
They welcome Burnley on Monday night when, after having sustained a blackout in a horrendous accidental crash with Teammate Ederson, Eric Garcia will miss in the end stages against the Gunners.
Individual defender John Stones (ankle) and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (hamstring) are en route to recuperation yet are in question on their visit to the Clarets.
Guardiola still has an enviable amount of his assets readily available and although avoiding drastic changes in his starting line-up, he needs as many of his squad individuals up to speed at once.
The city has 10 fixtures throughout the following a month and a half – including a quarter-final of the FA Cup versus
He added: ‘It wasn’t an issue against Arsenal, the players came into the game new, no issues. There’s a lack of physical condition however they have to pay for a considerable length of time.
While Leroy Sane is searching for a move somewhere else after denying another deal, because of the cruciate ligament injury not featured for City since last August, the German winger is available for playing again.
He was an unused midweek substitute and Guardiola admitted to having been ruined for a decision regarding his midweek choices.