Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola says he would prefer matches to be postponed rather than played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
After witnessing most matches across Europe played in empty stadiums, Guardiola said he will be guided by the game’s authorities about how games should be played but his preference would be postponements.
He stated: “Does football work without spectators?”.
“If the people can’t come, there is no sense. We will follow what we have to do, but I wouldn’t like to do it without the people.”
According to bawkuonline.com sources, a quiet number of European matches this week are set to be played behind closed doors, including Valencia v Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday, Paris St-Germain v Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday and Thursday’s Europa League games involving Manchester United and Wolves.