Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called out football governing bodies, UEFA and FIFA.
Guardiola says FIFA and UEFA are “killing” football players due to the relentless nature of their fixture programmes.
“UEFA and FIFA kill the players and it is too much,” he said after the win at Leicester City.
“We haven’t had one midweek off since we started. They are human beings, not machines.
“The reason I rotate every game with six or seven players is because everybody is fit and because we have an incredible squad and I won’t let them play as much as possible.
“Some of them want to play every day, but it is impossible to compete in all competitions.
“In this year, without spectators, with the shortest competition ever… we started later and will finish earlier.
“So if you don’t rotate you cannot win all the competitions. You cannot be here in the position we are now.”