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Guardiola misses football but knows health is more important

Pep Guardiola (Getty Images)
Pep Guardiola (Getty Images)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he misses football deeply but also emphasised the importance of staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports across the globe have been suspended as countries look to curb the spread of Covid-19 and few expect the Premier League to return anytime soon.

Guardiola last week donated one million euros (£918 000) to aid the battle against coronavirus in Spain and has released a message to City fans urging them to heed medical advice.

"We miss football," he said. "We miss the life that we had a few days ago but now is the time to listen, to follow our scientists, doctors and nurses.

"You are my football family and we are going to do everything possible to make you feel better. We'll come back from this stronger, better, kinder... and a little bit fatter. Stay inside, stay safe."

Guardiola's video message came as the club launched the new 'Cityzens At Home' website dedicated to providing fans with news, advice and activities during these unprecedented times.

There will be bespoke coaching videos from members of the City staff, as well as daily skills challenges and players' favourite recipes among other offerings.

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