Manchester City head coach, Pep Guardiola, has revealed why he does not like his club playing matches on Monday.
City will on Monday night battle Stoke City in the English Premier League (EPL) at the bet365 Stadium but Guardiola has insisted that he has bad experiences playing games on Monday.
“I have bad experiences playing games on Mondays. You have to be focused because Stoke away is always complicated, [they are] fighting to be in the Premier League,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“We were lucky last season to win there. When we face teams who are fighting to stay in the Premier League it is complicated.”
“I don’t like to play on Monday because the weekend everybody is involved and when the weekend is over, they are like the weekend is over, there are no more games, but we have to play.”
Guardiola added: “Sometimes in Barcelona, I remember when we played on Monday, a long time ago, always it was not good.
“At Wigan we lost because we played for 55 minutes with 10 against 11, and we weren’t precise enough to score a goal.”
Guardiola’s men are 16 points clear in the EPL table and a win against Stoke will move them to another step closer to the title race.
The Kick off time for the match is 9:00pm.
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