"We love to play football but when you play every three days in three or four competitions, sometimes a break is good for everybody because you come back stronger".
But also took a fresh dig at Neville by making a disparaging reference to his disastrous four-month spell as manager of Valencia in 2016. It's not a joke - never is it a joke. "It's so serious. And he should know that because he was a manager. for a short time".
"It's going well with his son but now the last three game he's injured", Guardiola said.
"It's not a book where you have to follow the rules".
Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as an "authentic legend" of Manchester City after his four second-half goals continued the club's emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester.
"I don't like to complain about referees in this kind of situation", he said.
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Manchester City have written to the body in charge of professional referees to raise their concerns over a series of unsafe challenges suffered by their players, according to widespread reports on Saturday.
"How you control the emotions and how you control the bad moments; that is the Champions League".
The former Manchester United and England star felt it sent out the wrong message to City's youth players about their chances of progressing to the first-team.
Guardiola's squad is beset by injuries, with Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane still out.
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City remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple this season and, despite the likes of Fernandinho and David Silva wearing the armband for much of the campaign, Guardiola confirmed that Kompany would have the honour of lifting any silverware. "It's a decision for the player and the club, not Manchester City".
The Premier League leaders have cited nine challenges this term which they say have not been suitably sanctioned.