Manchester City tactic spokesman Pep Guardiola claimed to have missed football, even though it hasn’t even been a month since he left his activities.
Coronavirus Outbreak or COVID-19 is indeed a serious threat for the whole world today. Its rapid spread has forced several national and international agendas in a number of countries to be postponed.
Including soccer, a number of European Top competitions, including the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 officially postponed.
Not only that, UEFA as the European Football Agency also suspended the Champions League and Europa League titles.
They even decided to postpone the title every four years, Euro 2020 for the next year.
The temporary delay has been taking place since mid-March, which means it hasn’t even been a month since football hasn’t rolled out as usual. But many have missed this sport, including Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.
The Spanish manager admitted that he really missed his life a few weeks ago. However, the former Barcelona coach still adheres to the calls of medical experts and scientists.
“We miss football. We miss the life we lived a few days ago, but now is the time to listen, follow scientists, doctors and nurses, “Guardiola said as quoted by Goal International.
As for Manchester City fans, Pep sends his best wishes, and promises his players to perform better if the competition starts again.
“You are my football family and we are going to do everything possible to make you feel better. We’ll come back from this stronger, better, kinder… and a little bit fatter. Stay inside, stay safe.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City along with a number of other Premier league clubs also contribute to making medical experts and scientists more optimal in fighting this Virus. Citizens even offered Etihad Stadium to become a training ground for nurses and doctors.
Premier League itself is planned to be held again on 30 April 2020. But do not rule out the delay lasts longer, depending on the situation and conditions.