“City Aren’t Fatigued”

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dismissed concerns tiredness could prove to be the undoing of his high-flying side.

City have charged 13 points clear atop the Premier League after winning 18 of 19 games while scoring 60 goals.

While their high-energy, attacking style has impressed this season, it may have an impact – including during the busy Christmas period – but Guardiola has no concerns.

“Fatigue, I don’t think so. It may happen but we’ve a good enough squad,” the Spaniard told UK newspapers.

“Gabriel [Jesus] didn’t play against Bournemouth – he played 120 minutes against Leicester and he’s the biggest fighter in high pressing I’ve seen in my life. He helps us a lot with our intensity.

“Danilo, Bernardo [Silva], [Ilkay] Gundogan all helped us against Bournemouth. We have Yaya [Toure]. Last game, [Oleksandr] Zinchenko was man of the match and he was not in the squad against Bournemouth.

“Of course we will rotate in this period. We have a game every four days. Everyone that has played in the past is going to play in the future.”

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