Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has made a big statement about his future with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City after the recent game against Tottenham Hotspurs. Guardiola’s men pulled off a comeback 4-2 over the Spurs but the Spaniard wasn’t happy with the attitude of his players.
The former Barcelona coach has managed the most successful spell in Man City’s history by winning four Premier Leagues in the past five seasons. Guardiola also extended his contract with the Citizens till 2025 in November but admitted his players have been slacking off because of their success.
While talking to the media, Pep shared his personal experience of losing focus after winning four titles as a player. He said, “I won four La Ligas in a row when I was a football player. In the fifth (season) I was not the same, in the sixth, I was not the same. I was not starving enough. I thought ‘How good I am’ and Madrid beat me in the fifth and the sixth.”
Guardiola further stated that he has an idea of the issues but at the highest level, people don’t wait for those who are falling behind. He said, “I understand (the challenge) but I am here to do it. The chairman knows that. I want to be here, otherwise, I don’t sign. But if I lose the team or I lose something I cannot be here. Here people don’t wait.”
In the same media interaction, Pep also talked about how Man City isn’t out of the Premier League title race as they are just a few points behind Arsenal. “We are second in the table, we are not 25 points behind Arsenal. There are still 57 points still to play. What I am saying is playing in this way, (there is) no chance. We have time to recover,” he added.
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