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Man City manager Pep Guardiola would rather not play at all than play behind closed doors.

Guardiola doesn't want his Man City stars to play behind closed doors.

Pep Guardiola says it makes “no sense” to play behind closed doors as he would rather have football matches suspended.

The coronavirus crisis is continuing to get worse and the likelihood of games being played behind closed doors in the United Kingdom is increasing.

However, Manchester City boss Guardiola has revealed that he would rather not play at all than play matches without fans.

Guardiola said: “We are conscious of it because it has happened already in Italy. The league is suspended and in Spain the next two weeks are behind closed doors. It is going to happen here.

“The other issue you have to ask is, is it worse to play football without the spectators? We do our job for the people and if the people cannot come to watch us, there is no sense.

“I would not love to play matches in the Premier League or Champions League or the cups without the people.

“If without people I would prefer not to play, definitely. We are here for the people. Of course if it is for one or two games I could understand but if it is longer, there is no sense.

“But when UEFA or the government say you have to play without spectators, then we are going to play without spectators.”

The Spaniard is not sure midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne will be fit for the Citizens' match against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

“Kevin (has been) training the last two days but I don’t know if he’ll be able to play tomorrow,” Guardiola said.

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