LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has expressed his apprehension about his team’s exhaustion following their midweek match against Newcastle.
Due to issues with the team’s plane, City will have to take a lengthy bus journey back to Manchester after the Carabao Cup match.
Typically, City would fly back home from their away matches, but the unforeseen problem with the plane has disrupted their travel plans.
As a result, the team will embark on a five-and-a-half-hour bus trip, causing them to arrive in Manchester around 2 am on Thursday.
This tight schedule leaves them with little time to recover before their upcoming Premier League match against Wolves on Saturday.
Guardiola expressed his concern about the physical condition of his players, especially with an important Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig in Germany looming on the horizon.
He emphasized the significance of the Leipzig match, as a win is crucial for City’s qualification to the next stage of the competition.
While Guardiola did not specify the nature of the plane issue, he acknowledged that similar problems had occurred with their previous flight, likely referring to a previous incident in London.
Despite the travel setbacks, Guardiola is determined to prepare his team for the challenges ahead.
City will aim to maintain their flawless start to the season when they face Newcastle in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.