See WhyManCityBoss Pep Guardiola Has Told His Players To ‘Stay In The Fridge’,ManchesterCitymanager Pep Guardiola made clear the impact of their punishing Christmas schedule, saying he would store his players in a fridge at his home over the festive period.
The Spaniard, keen not to make direct complaints on having to play two games in less than 48 hours, spoke metaphorically at his news conference.
“Go home, open the fridge and get inside for 48 hours,” he said.
“See you at the Etihad Stadium in two days. I’m not joking.”
“When I open the fridge to make an omelette maybe I talk with my players then, but apart from that, no way.”
ManCitydiscovered on Thursday they will have to play two games in less than 48 hours following confirmation of the TV schedules.
They visit Wolves on 27 December (19:45 GMT) and entertain Sheffield United on 29 December (18:00).