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Guardiola: "Before the pandemic, a day with football was special"

The Manchester City head coach reflected on how that covid-19 pandemic has changed the focus on the game for all involved with football.

There is no escaping the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the world with everyday lives being affected.

The world of football to has seen the force of the pandemic impact on the game with most leagues cancelled earlier this year which forced last season to finish late and this campaign to be condensed into a shorter period, with many club managers lamenting the relentless schedule that they believe has contributed to more player injuries.

 "The problem is the players lose the joy of playing football," Manchester city boss Guardiola told journalists. "Before it was nice playing once or twice a week with spectators. Now it's three days and then another one. We will travel to Porto to win, then prepare against Fulham