Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Fears Players May Be Undercooked

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Fears Players May Be Undercooked

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PEP Guardiola has admitted that City may have sold themselves short by playing just FOUR pre-season games.

The Blues wrapped up their US tour against Tottenham in Nashville on Saturday, just their third game in the four weeks since they returned to training.

They will then head for Reykjavik for a showpiece game against West Ham on Friday, the last friendly before the season begins in earnest at Brighton on August 12.

That is in stark contrast to neighbours United, who have already played five times and will squeeze in another three before they start the season.

In the past the Blues have played a couple of low-key games against MLS or Australian league clubs, as well as taking part in the International Champions Cup against top European clubs. …

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