England will, like France, begin a new confinement, from this Thursday until December 2. Indeed, Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, made this decision with a view to fighting against a very intense second wave. However, the sport is expected to continue in England. For Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City coach, the situation is delicate and he believes that the world of football should be housed in the same boat as restaurants, for example.
“We don’t want to be different from the rest of society,” says Guardiola
“I know the Prime Minister is making the decision because the situation is getting worse. It has happened in Spain, Germany and France. Everywhere. So the virus is still there. I think the world of football cannot be an exception in what is happening in society. So if we have to play, we’ll play. And if we have to stop, we’ll stop. But we don’t want to be different from the rest of society when they have to close restaurants or shut down anything..
It is a position in which I am not involved. I want to be safe. I want to stay for myself, for my family, for my friends, for all of England, all of the UK. But honestly, I don’t know “, said the Spanish technician.
Manchester City will face Olympiakos on Tuesday evening in the Champions League (9 p.m.), before facing Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League (5.30 p.m.).