Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was in favor of organizing the World Cup every two years and pointed out that this type of idea should not be “criminalized” and that Arsene Wenger has proposed a tournament of the highest quality.
The Spanish coach, who has always made it a dream to lead a national team, welcomes the idea of innovation and proposals like this arrive, with which FIFA wants to reduce the qualifying matches, group them together in a month and play the World Cup every two years starting in 2028.
“I always like that there are new ideas to comment on. These proposals should not be criminalized. The clubs and leagues defend their position, FIFA theirs and UEFA as well,” Guardiola said at a press conference.
“The World Cup is incredible, it is the biggest tournament and as a spectator I always enjoy watching it. If I could see it every two years it would be good. I completely agree with Arsene Wenger that if he doesn’t the World Cup another competition will. What he has proposed is a tournament of the highest quality. “
But Guardiola also wanted to mention the necessary rest of the players and how it affects the inclusion of more games and tournaments.
“For eleven months there are matches, matches and matches. Before the preseason was four or five weeks, now it is ten days. We want to play football and enjoy it, but we have to reduce it. It is too much. I am not saying that we have to eliminate international matches, the Champions League or the Premier, but a solution must be found “Guardiola said.