"Obviously it's an interruption. He's not complaining but there's a lot of other players complaining about it and I fully understand it.
"I understand if you go on a pre-season tour, it's partly promotional and partly training.
"But when you have been through a very, very tough season the players are worn out and are really tired.
"You can tell from Manchester City's results of late - they are really tired.
"What's really important for my son now is a period of rest. He's been through a long season, you want to put your feet up, get back some normality in your head and then prepare for the next season.
"It's important that he gets settled in wherever he's going to, whatever club he's going to."