“We do our jobs for the people. If they cannot come, it would make no sense without them”, these were the words of Pep Guardiola, who called on the relevant authorities to suspend football, rather than have the Players play behind closed-doors, because of the coronavirus outbreak.
He stated that he would prefer the authorities to suspend competitions, in response to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, rather than play behind closed-doors.
The Manchester City Manager, believes that it is a matter of time before matches are affected in the United Kingdom, UK, ahead of facing Arsenal, at the Etihad Stadium, on Wednesday night.
However, Guardiola warned that suspending the Football season makes more sense, than staging games without supporters.
His words: “We are conscious of it, because it has happened in Italy, the League is suspended.
“Spain is behind closed-doors (for the next two weeks), and I think it will happen here.
“The other issue is if it is worth playing Football without spectators? We do our jobs for the people. If they cannot come, it would make no sense without them.
“We will follow the instructions, and everyone around the world is involved in that. I prefer not to play, definitely.
“If it is one or two games, I can understand it (behind closed doors), but we play for the people. If they cannot be there, then it makes no sense.
“I would not love to play matches in the Premier League or Champions League or the cups, without the people. But we are going to follow the instructions of the governments”, he said.