Guardiola: League Cup is waste of a lot of energy

  • BBC Sport, Friday, September 22, 2017 7:07 PM
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola questioned the value of the Carabao Cup, particularly in the context of a team like his that competes in Europe.

"The prize is good when you win another one," he said, "but you waste a lot of energy."

He added that he wasn't complaining even though it meant City played midweek this weekend -- West Brom -- and will have to play midweek next week -- Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"For the managers it is a lot of wasted energy," he said, "but we knew that before, so it is not a complaint in those terms. If we have to play we have to play."

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