Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, talk to 1WIN about the upcoming World Cup
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Less than a month to go until the World Cup, but Pep Guardiola is not paying attention to the next tournament.
In fact, when asked if he would take the World Cup into account when choosing Manchester City's teams for the next three weeks, he just shook his head and smiled. Guardiola went on to warn that if any of the players focused on their international chances more than City's remaining seven games before the World Cup, I wouldn't play.
City already have two injury problems before the World Cup: England duo Kyle Walker and Calvin Phillips faced a time trial to recover for the tournament, and John Stones had just returned to training from a hamstring injury a month ago.
Since the teams for the Qatar tournament will be announced soon, players can know there will be no more injuries in the final three weeks of the Premier League season before attention shifts to the World Cup. But nevertheless, Guardiola says that the best chance of avoiding injuries is to concentrate when 100% in the City, and warns his players that he will feel if someone is not fully dedicated and will try to save himself before the World Cup.
"He won't play if I'm sorry. I feel great about it. tactics: no, but I can smell very well”, Guardiola said of any player holding back to avoid injury in the coming weeks.
Guardiola prepares for the next match
“And what will happen is that they will play because they will get injured when they are not prepared.. when you're focused, don't get hurt. Brighton is the only thing that matters to me and the .
"I know, but they can also lose their place in the World Cup for reasons not selected or many, so they must concentrate on each one until the end. It's only two weeks and if you're here, you'll be perfect for the world cup. On the contrary, you will be in trouble”.
Guardiola also insisted his only aim was to beat Brighton on Saturday and added: “I am focused on how good they are and our opponent. They did not score in their last four games, but they scored 50 chances against Nottingham in the first half. I was very impressed with how they played against Tottenham and at Anfield for two or three days..