Pep Guardiola takes pride in 'solving' difficult Premier League challenge

Pep Guardiola believes the intensity of the Premier League schedule makes winning the competition all the more satisfying. The festive fixture programme and its implications for player welfare, with issues this year exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, has been the subject of considerable debate. Manchester City boss Guardiola, although not necessarily against the idea of playing at Christmas time, is among those who believes the English fixture list needs to be slimmed down.