Man City's momentum will be hurt by winter break and postponed fixture says Shaun Wright-Phillips | Football News 1

Man City’s sport in opposition to West Ham is but to be rescheduled after Storm Ciara chaos

Shaun Wright-Phillips feels the winter break and Manchester City’s postponed match in opposition to West Ham may be detrimental for Pep Guardiola’s squad.

City face a congested run of video games, with no date but scheduled for the house fixture in opposition to West Ham, which was postponed on Sunday resulting from Storm Ciara.

The former City midfielder believes the fixture ought to be rescheduled as quickly as doable to keep away from a possible lack of momentum.

“For me, it was always tough if [a match was postponed]. You build up so much emotion, ready to go out and get the victory and that happens., it’s a bit deflating, to be honest with you. I think for me as a player I would rather it [be rescheduled] this weekend,” Wright-Phillips informed Sky Sports News.

“I suppose it is extra of ‘the place do you set it in?’ For Man City, and the groups up the highest and even the groups on the backside, in the event you’re entering into your stride at the moment, the winter break can virtually break it and whenever you come again you may be doing the alternative issues.

“It’s a tricky one particularly whenever you come again off vacation to maintain that momentum going.”

Wright-Phillips, who performed for City between 1999-2005 and 2008-2011, didn’t have a winter break in his time on the membership, however can see each positives and negatives for its introduction.

“I would have reasonably simply performed repeatedly, to be trustworthy with you, however such as you mentioned the sport’s quite a bit totally different now,” Wright-Phillips said. “Maybe a plus for Sterling with the hamstring challenge, it may need come on the excellent time for him to recuperate and be again match and prepared for it afterwards.”

City have gained three of their final 5 video games, however their former winger feels their kind appears to be like worse when in comparison with Liverpool’s success.

He mentioned: “I would not be frightened a lot about their kind. I suppose they’re doing properly. I simply suppose that the issue they’ve is Liverpool are doing so properly that they are not even dropping any factors – they’re simply profitable.

“If you go back to seasons, like when you had ‘the Invincibles’ – they would drop points to a draw, whereas Liverpool are taking those draws and turning those into wins, which is making it even tougher to catch them.”

Guardiola has not performed the identical beginning XI consecutively this season, however Wright-Phillips is stunned fixed rotation has been raised as a difficulty.

“I think for every player it’s tough, but with the team and the standard of player that he has, he has to rotate to keep people happy,” he added.

“It is a tough one. Normally it’s never been a problem, so it’s interesting to hear that it is now.”


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