Pep Guardiola says Manchester City’s busy fixture schedule highlights why English clubs are struggling to make an impact in the Champions League.
“What happened to English teams in the last decade is your [England’s] problem – you have to analyse, not me,” the City boss told reporters.
“Burnley are here one week, working, planning mentally for this game. You have hours – after the (European] game you cannot speak about Burnley, you have to rest their minds.
“We are not the only ones, it happens to all teams. I’m not a guy who complains so much, believe me. It’s happened… what can I do? Call the federation? No. They are going to change? No.
“They put 12.30 [kick-off] so we have to be here, play at 12.30 and if you lose congratulations Burnley and keep going.”