Manchester City will not win the Champions League this season unless it becomes more clinical in front of goal, manager Pep Guardiola said, after his team’s 2-0 Premier League away win at Crystal Palace over the weekend.
Pep Guardiola could only put his hands up after Norwich pulled off the shock of the season so far and beat Manchester City 3-2 at home to leave the champion five points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola made an impassioned defense of Manchester City and his players after criticism in China’s state media over his club’s “arrogance” during their stopover in Nanjing and Shanghai for last week’s Premier League Asia Trophy.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola blasted Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz and lamented decisions that cost his side dear after a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday sealed a 5-1 aggregate Champions League quarterfinal win for the five-time European champion.
Manchester City can seal the league title today in what is traditionally its biggest fixture of the season, yet manager Pep Guardiola might still be tempted to field a weakened side against rival Manchester United.
Pep Guardiola told his Manchester City players that he is willing to make significant changes for next Saturday’s Manchester derby, despite the fact that the Citizens will be confirmed as Premier League Champions if they beat their rival at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reiterated his belief his side will not go through the Premier League season unbeaten after its 18-game top-flight winning run was ended by a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.