“Less Rest Than Madrid? Pep Laments in English!”

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, expressed his confusion and discontent during a press conference on Friday when discussing the scheduling of upcoming games. The Spaniard couldn’t fathom why Real Madrid would be granted an extra day of rest before their Champions League semi-final second leg. Meanwhile, City will be facing Everton on Sunday, thanks to the Eurovision competition. Guardiola acknowledged that despite his frustration, he had to accept the calendar for what it is and couldn’t “fight against it.” The Premier League supposedly wants to assist their teams, but the scheduling arrangements have put City in an uncomfortable position. While they have one additional day of preparation before the Everton match, they’ll have one less before facing Madrid. Guardiola would have preferred to play on Saturday but had no choice but to adapt to the calendar’s whims.

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