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Guardiola hails five-star City – but says there is still room for improvement

Posted Sunday, January 27, 2019 by PA11 hits

Pep Guardiola hailed a professional performance after Manchester City demolished Burnley in the FA Cup – but still called for improvement.The Premier League champions maintained their interest in four competitions as they thrashed the Clarets 5-0 in their fourth-round tie at the Etihad Stadium.Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne all struck before Burnley’s Kevin Long tu...Full Story »

Guardiola: 'Almost impossible' to fight Barcelona & Madrid for players after doomed De Jong pursuit

Posted Saturday, January 26, 2019 by Goal.com82 hits

Pep Guardiola insists he is not disappointed to see Manchester City target Frenkie de Jong move to Barcelona, but warned that the Premier League champions will find it "almost impossible" to sign the world's best players for a price they deem reasonable. City were in the race to sign De Jong all the way up until Barca made a big-money move in the past few days, with the Catalans offering to p...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola relieved over no injuries on ‘dangerous’ pitch

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2019 by PA40 hits

Pep Guardiola felt his Manchester City side coped well with a “dangerous” pitch as they completed formalities against Burton in their Carabao Cup semi-final.Sergio Aguero scored the only goal on the night as City won 1-0 at the Pirelli Stadium to wrap up a 10-0 aggregate success and officially confirm their Wembley place.Guardiola felt victory marked another special achievement for C...Full Story »

Otamendi not happy at Man City, says Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com99 hits

Nicolas Otamendi has drifted out of favour at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola conceded the Argentina international is dissatisfied. Pep Guardiola accepts Nicolas Otamendi is not happy at Manchester City because of a lack of game-time. Otamendi is competing for selection with City captain Vincent Kompany, England defender John Stones and previous club-record signing Aymeric Laporte at centr...Full Story »

Unhappy Guardiola calls on players to improve after laboured display

Posted Monday, January 21, 2019 by PA50 hits

Pep Guardiola claimed his Manchester City team would need to improve after labouring to a 3-0 victory at Premier League bottom side Huddersfield.The champions were far from their best but still proved too strong for the managerless Terriers at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday, winning with goals from Danilo, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.Victory cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of ...Full Story »

Guardiola wants Man City to launch £87m-plus-player bid to clinch transfer of his answer to Messi or Ronaldo

Posted Friday, January 18, 2019 by Caughtoffside.com180 hits

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly wants a superstar transfer for his club – and has identified Neymar as the man to be his answer to Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. According to Don Balon, the Premier League giants could be ready to pay big to get this deal through, by offering around £87million and Gabriel Jesus to Paris Saint-Germain. This would be a pretty sen...Full Story »

Guardiola tells Manchester City players to ignore Liverpool's calendar

Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com90 hits

Liverpool can stretch their lead atop the Premier League back to seven points, but Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is unconcerned. Pep Guardiola wants his Manchester City players to ignore Liverpool's fixtures in the Premier League title race. City narrowed the gap to leaders Liverpool back to four points on Monday with a 3-0 home win against 10-man Wolves, Gabriel Jesus on target with...Full Story »

Guardiola pessimistic on De Jong but praises Neves as he calls on Man City to be 'quicker and more efficient' in the transfer market

Posted Monday, January 14, 2019 by Goal.com115 hits

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not spend £100 million in their search for a new midfielder, and has warned his employers to be "quick and efficient" if they want to beat Real Madrid and Barcelona to the world's best players. City have been chasing their tails since missing out on signing Jorginho in the summer, and it now appears unlikely that another key target, Ajax's Frenkie ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola taken aback by Manchester City annihilation of Burton

Posted Thursday, January 10, 2019 by PA40 hits

Manchester City surprised even Pep Guardiola as they brushed aside Burton 9-0 to render the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final all but meaningless.Gabriel Jesus scored four, with Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also on the score sheet for a rampant City. There may be another 90 minutes to come at the Pirelli Stadium in a fortnight’s ti...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola hopes 'incredible' Vincent Kompany will stay at Manchester City

Posted Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by Skysports.com76 hits

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Vincent Kompany to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season. Kompany has made 338 appearances for City since his arrival in 2008 and has captained the side since 2011. The 32-year-old is the most successful skipper in the club's history, having led his side to three Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup. Asked i...Full Story »

Fit-again Kevin De Bruyne can give Manchester City extra edge – Pep Guardiola

Posted Monday, January 07, 2019 by PA44 hits

Pep Guardiola believes a fit-again Kevin De Bruyne could give Manchester City an extra edge for the remainder of the season.De Bruyne played a starring role on his latest return from injury as City thrashed Rotherham 7-0 in the third round of the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.The Belgium playmaker has had two lengthy lay-offs with knee injuries this season while he missed City’s p...Full Story »

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the title race is back on

Posted Friday, January 04, 2019 by PA64 hits

Pep Guardiola felt Manchester City kept their title defence alive by beating Liverpool.The champions cut the gap on the Premier League leaders to four points with a tense 2-1 win in a frantic clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.Liverpool, who were unbeaten and could have gone 10 points clear with victory, had gone into the game as favourites after winning their previous nine matches. ...Full Story »

Klopp rejects Guardiola's 'best in world' tag ahead of Liverpool clash at Manchester City

Posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 by ESPN112 hits

Jurgen Klopp insists Pep Guardiola's Manchester City remain the team to beat. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Jurgen Klopp still considers Manchester City to be the best team in the world, rejecting Pep Guardiola's claim that Liverpool are the team to beat. Guardiola has said it would be "almost impossible" for City to defend their Premier League title if they drop points when Liverpool visit ...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Liverpool - Guardiola sees Liverpool clash as opportunity to close gap

Posted Thursday, January 03, 2019 by PA85 hits

Pep Guardiola views Manchester City’s crunch clash with Liverpool solely as an opportunity to revive their Premier League title defence.The champions would fall 10 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s leaders if the Reds win Thursday’s eagerly-anticipated encounter at the Etihad Stadium.Questions are being asked of City after they suffered three defeats in the space of four games in De...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola fires title warning to Man City stars - 'We lose to Liverpool, it is OVER'

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by hits

Pep Guardiola fires title warning to Man City stars - 'We lose to Liverpool, it is OVER' The Spaniard, who led City to Premier League glory last season, says they must not drop any more points if they want to retain the trophy. Liverpool have opened up a seven-point advantage over the reigning champions ahead of Thursday's showdown at the Etihad. "We knew that with the position of Liverpool, ...Full Story »

Guardiola challenges City players to beat Liverpool and keep title race alive

Posted Monday, December 31, 2018 by PA56 hits

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City must beat Liverpool on Thursday to sustain their Premier League title bid.City shook off consecutive defeats to coast past Southampton 3-1 at St Mary’s on Sunday, with David Silva and Sergio Aguero on target and James Ward-Prowse netting an own goal.That south coast victory set up a pivotal title battle with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, with secon...Full Story »

It is too early to say Premier League title race is over, says Guardiola

Posted Friday, December 28, 2018 by Goal.com93 hits

Pep Guardiola has warned that it is too early to concede the Premier League title to Liverpool, while calling on his Manchester City side to return to winning ways. Three losses in four for the Citizens have seen them relinquish their control of the summit, having waltzed to glory in the 2017-18 season. While City faltered, Liverpool stepped up a gear with eight consecutive wins in the leagu...Full Story »

Guardiola is choking this Christmas: Seven points behind Liverpool and third in the table

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Marca.com106 hits

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City went into the month of December with an unbeaten record but lost to Chelsea on the 8th and have now lost back-to-back games against Crystal Palace and Leicester City, dropping the champions down to third place in the table. They are seven points behind leaders Liverpool, while Tottenham are just one point ahead, and City have now picked up just three points fro...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola admits ‘there will be doubts’ following City’s defeat at Leicester

Posted Thursday, December 27, 2018 by PA50 hits

Pep Guardiola admitted that doubt could be starting to creep into the Manchester City camp following their 2-1 defeat at Leicester on Boxing Day.Successive Premier League losses have seen Guardiola’s team slip seven points behind leaders Liverpool and drop to third in the table behind Tottenham.It is the first time in two years that City have lost back-to-back Premier League games and...Full Story »

Man City are better than last season, says Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com57 hits

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are even stronger in 2018-19 than they were last season. Manchester City won the Premier League title with 100 points last season but Pep Guardiola believes they are even better this time around. The Catalan's second campaign at the Etihad Stadium also delivered the EFL Cup as City finished a record 19 points clear of nearest challengers and neighbours ...Full Story »

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