Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has revealed his club did not release Rodri and Ferran Torres for representing Spain at the Olympics and said other clubs should do the same to prevent players over-exerting themselves.
Six players in Spain’s Euro 2020 squad including Barcelona midfielder Pedri and defender Eric Garcia have been called up for the Olympics and are due to report for training on July 12, the day after the European Championship final.
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But while clubs outside Spain have the right to reject releasing players for the Games, Spanish clubs are obliged to let their players go and represent their country.
“Ferran Torres and Rodri could have gone to the Olympics but they’re not going because they went to the Euros. It’s too much,” Guardiola told Catalan network TV3 on Monday.
“One tournament in a summer is enough….