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Pep Guardiola questions celebration guidance for players

Pep Guardiola has questioned the new celebration guidance for players.

Footballers have been told to tone down there celebrating after scoring in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus but the Manchester City boss believes that clubs need to be given clearer rules.

Guardiola said: "I read them, the new protocols. We are going to follow them. But when one guy scores a goal, I don't know if they can be controlled and not celebrate it.

"All of us [involved on match days] are tested negative, every two days. I don't know what is going to happen - but one guy scores a goal, the joy to celebrate it, I don't know if he is going to think, 'I cannot hug my mate for two, three seconds.'"

Guardiola believes that there need to be firm protocols for team that are badly impacted by COVID-19 as Aston Villa were forced to play a team of young players in the FA Cup due to an outbreak of the disease at the club.

The Spanish coach said: "One guy is isolated and the group has to continue. So, I don't know. We follow what the people say at the club, the Premier League. We follow the rules. That is what it is.

"Aston Villa had 10 players isolated plus the manager. So, I don't know."

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