You mean the fixture schedule burned out players. Not Pep. Pep wants to win everything.We wouldn't be giving up, we'd be giving our young players the opportunity to play and possibly win trophies. We just wouldn't be playing full strength in every competition and wearing out our 'top' players.
Pep burned out half the squad last season chasing all trophies for consecutive seasons. We have to be realistic, it becomes more difficult with each year, and we must not risk of missing out on top 4.
I thought the performance of Foden was uplifting. After the Southampton game I was thinking this City side are going to drop points regularly but if Foden can play at those levels then he can raise our game. We have, or I have, failed to take into account that he was not at 100% after coming back from injury. He needed last night's game.