Guardiola asks the Premier League to reduce the number of teams

Saturday23 January 2021 | 15:08
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Manchester City boss believes that fewer number teams lead to increased quality and reduced unwanted injuries.

Pep Guardiola

asks the

Premier League

to reduce the number of teams as a way to improve overall quality and attractiveness as the debate over

Europen Super League


Speculation that Europe's top teams could form an independent league has intensified in recent years, suggesting that elite clubs eliminate

UEFA Champions League

in favor of a more lucrative tournament.

The IFA recently announced that any player participating in such a competition would be banned from playing in the World Cup.

Guardiola, meanwhile, believes that preserving the history of domestic competition and progress in it is paramount.

"I have a feeling that we can't lose what local leagues mean, what it means to play in the 

FA Cup

, what it means to play in the league,"

he said before the city's clash against

Cheltenham Town

on Saturday.

"What we should do is make every league in Europe stronger than what it is, less teams, better championships, better League One, better League Two, better Premier League with less teams in every competition. Go for quality over quantity.

"You have to make a super Premier League [and] for that you have to reduce teams. But we can't kill lower divisions. That's something that is so important. It's not about other benefits, it's about how important sentimentally it is having your own league for every country."

Fewer games season can reduce injuries and fatigue- cases that have become commonplace in recent times due to the impact that the coronavirus has had on the football program.

Even without Covid-19, Guardiola feels that the number of matches played in a regular season is too many because of participating teams.




source: SportMob