Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that being without his World Cup stars during the club's pre-season tour has not been easy.
The Spaniard is currently without 15 of the 16 of the players who competed at Russia 2018, with only Bernardo Silva currently in the squad.
"That is not the easiest situation for any manager, not just for me," said Guardiola, speaking ahead of City's International Champions Cup match against Bayern Munich in Miami on Sunday.
"I would prefer to be all together but I think for [Bayern Munich manager] Niko Kovac or for the other managers it's the same, the calendar is the calendar and we will have to adapt.
"We would prefer for players to come back as soon as possible but it is not possible."