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Pep Guardiola not concerned if City win no titles this season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that he won’t be concerned, if the citizens fail to land a trophy this season.

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Pep Guardiola not concerned if City win no titles this season - Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that he won’t be concerned, if the citizens fail to land a trophy this season. Describing the past two seasons as ‘exceptions’.

The manager has brought Manchester City thus far, but are currently adrift of last season challengers Liverpool by five points. After being condemned to their first season loss,  3-2 away to Norwich City.

With five points dropped, and Pep Guardiola without the services of Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and co. for a number of games. The manager has toned down expectations for the season, saying his City side cannot be permanently impeccable.

“I’m going to tell you something, we are not going to win the next 10 Premier Leagues in a row, not even the next one or the next four or five in a row, that is impossible, that is not going to happen.” Pep Guardiola said in Friday’s news conference.

“I’m not concerned about that, I am concerned for every single game to be close, close to who we are and our strong points, of which we have many, but you know if the people believe what Norwich has done, if they do it every time, they will beat us, so we will see if we can find a solution to it.

“With football, having the same players and what we did last season, maybe that won’t work this season. One more year and different personal problems, maybe manager personal problems, everything influences the team.

“One little detail can have a big impact on the performance of the team and on players, so that’s why it can happen. It is part of the process to lose games, it’s a normality, it happens.

“The exceptions are what we have done two seasons ago and what Liverpool and Man City did last season, that is an exception, but the team will lose games.

Apparently, Pep Guardiola isn’t dwelling on the past, as the manager discussed returning his side to winning ways.

“The problem is, know the reason why, or if you have figured out the reason why, try to find a solution for the next ones, so I’m not really concerned if we don’t win any titles this year.

“I want to win again as much as possible with titles, but it’s a different approach when I see my life, see my career, my profession, around the games like the people expect.

“So, when you hear ‘they are invincible’, ‘they are the best team in the universe’, or whatever, it seems bad, it’s not true.

Pep Guardiola not concerned if City win no titles this season - Pep Guardiola, Manchester City
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola

“I saw many good things against Norwich and I’ve seen many good things against Shakhtar [Donetsk]. In one game it was enough, another game it was not enough, but we are not going to win every game all the time, we are not going to win all the titles.

“No one can do that, Manchester City neither, so we will try. Did we try against Norwich? Of course we tried, we did not give up, we didn’t say, ‘we are going to lose’. That didn’t happen, we tried and we tried and we tried.

“So hopefully, the last game of the season against Norwich here [the Etihad Stadium], we can think about it [the defeat to Norwich] and see if we can beat them, a little revenge to win the Premier League.”

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are in action on Saturday, when they host 20th placed Watford at the Etihad.

Driven by the passion for the game, Gabriel is an avid Sports & Football fan, lover and now writer/analyst. "I may be right or wrong, never perfect but I do justice in my own way". Email : [email protected] Phone : +2348072502035

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