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Man City boss Guardiola blames authorities for Kane, Rashford injuries

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the FA and Premier League are ruining England's chances of success at Euro 2020 – because of the punishing fixture schedule.

England strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford are enduring long injury lay-offs, with both facing a battle to prove their fitness ahead of this summer's tournament.

Tottenham 's Kane suffered a ruptured tendon in his hamstring which required surgery, while Manchester United forward Rashford sustained a double stress fracture of his back.

“I'm so sorry for Kane and Rashford, but we demand a lot from the players, it's too much," said Guardiola.

“The players deserve to be treated as they should be, so they perform as well as possible.

“It's unsustainable. The players fall down. It's too much. They [the authorities] should reflect on it but all the managers complained about it and they don't care.

“The players suffer. We push and push, but the body says stop, it's enough. Of course it's too much to expect.

“The players arrive at the Euros, playing with the national teams, trying their best, then back here after no more than 20 days because the business, the show must go on.

“The big administration people cannot complain, because it's normal this happens.

“With that number of games, players break down. I'm not surprised. I'm so sorry for them."

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