Pep Guardiola justifies 1-1 Burnley draw: Manchester City players are injured

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 10:49 IST | AFP | Burnley

Pep Guardiola defended his decision to name only six substitutes for Manchester City's 1-1 EPL draw at Burnley, claiming that he did not have enough players to fill his bench

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola defended his decision to name only six substitutes for Manchester City's 1-1 EPL draw at Burnley, claiming that he did not have enough players to fill his bench. The City manager visited Turf Moor without seven injured players on Saturday. He said an elite development squad fixture on Friday was also a key factor as he did not want to withdraw any of his youngsters from that game to travel here.

"We didn't have any players. They are injured. I'd like to have 18 players and could have called on one of the second team, but they played yesterday. Others were injured. We decided not to bring someone onto the bench who played last night because they wouldn't have played," said Guardiola. Even without key players including David Silva, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus, City looked went ahead after Danilo's stunning 22nd minute opener, before Johann Berg Gudmundsson volleyed in the equaliser on 82 minutes.

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