Pep Guardiola fears City title collapse

Apr 14, 2018, 12:02
Pep Guardiola fears City title collapse

"You can say it's a goal in the dressing room but it's not allowed on the pitch", said Guardiola yesterday.

Adding that John Stones will join Aguero in sitting out against Spurs, Guardiola continued: "I don't know [when Aguero will be back]".

Guardiola is facing a selection headache for the Tottenham game, with the Spaniard saying he has 14 available players "plus the kids".

The Citizens travel to Wembley tomorrow night knowing a win will put them on the brink of their third Premier League title, while another loss will bring about City's longest run of defeats in 12 seasons.

United inflicted just the second League defeat of the season on City by winning the Manchester derby last week with that sensational 3-2 win at the Etihad, and in the process stopped City being confirmed as Champions. He has not trained village teams, but Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

City are now 14 points ahead of second place Manchester United in the Premier League with just six games to go.

"It can happen, no doubt about that".

"We are able to win the two games [we need to confirm the title] and we will do that". The players know it is not done. [In 2016], never before, in the National Basketball Association finals, one team recovered from 3-1 down. Cavaliers won against Golden State Warriors 4-3. "They [Cleveland] won three games in a row, so in sports it can always happen".

If Guardiola's men had beaten United, they would have sealed the title.

But on Saturday night, against Tottenham at Wembley, the champions-elect have the ideal opportunity to remind us all of their brilliance, and of their complete dominance of the Premier League this season. The pundits said it was impossible for us to drop points but in one week we lost three games.

Real Madrid's collapse in 2004 is one of the most remarkable in Spanish football history.

Meanwhile, Guardiola revealed that City had backed the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) despite it being rejected by the Premier League.

"It's in hour hands, that is the good advantage".

"He was injured before the (Liverpool) game but made a huge effort to help us for 10 to 15 minutes".

In response to The Sun, Mourinho's males moreover goaded their rivals on the pitch as two strikes from Paul Pogba and a victor by Chris Smalling earned a memorable win.