Pep Guardiola backed by Klopp on the issue of Premier League rule
Guardiola and Klopp agree that all over Europe 5-sub is the hallmark and here we make a bit more fun of the competition by having only three subs and urged the authorities to reconsider their decision
Pep Guardiola has reportedly questioned why English clubs are not able to use five substitutes in all competitions this season, like the rest of Europe.
The Manchester City coach fielded a competitive mix of young talent and senior professionals in the Carabao Cup third-round demolition of Wycombe at the Etihad Stadium and he made it clear his selection was influenced by his inability to make five subs.
Premier League clubs earlier this season were handed the chance to vote as to whether the five-sub rule that was put into play in 2019/20 following Project Restart remained.
The majority voted against the move as the Premier League restored the normal regulations of three substitutions only.
Guardiola is not pleased at all claiming that England should have taken note of the rest of Europe before coming to the decision.
"All around the world we have five subs, we have three. This is ridiculous.
"This is why there are injuries. Every three days, game, without no preparation, no pre-season.
"Maybe one day, the big bosses will explain why?" Guardiola said after Man City thrashed Wycombe by 6-1.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was also in agreement with Guardiola and urged the authorities to reconsider their decision to revert back to three substitutions.
"All the teams have to understand why it's so helpful. It's not an advantage, it's a necessity. 100 per cent.
"In all other countries it happens and here we make a bit more fun of the competition by having only three subs. That is really incredible, so we have to talk again." Klopp echoes.
City suffered an early scare tonight as Brandon Hanlan put League One side Wycombe in front.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and the returning Phil Foden then put City in cruise control by half-time.
Ferran Torres, Mahrez and Cole Palmer added some further gloss to the scoreline in the second half to complete the rout.