Pep Guardiola warns City stars they must win every game to defend EPL title
Uchenna Ajah|April. 15, 2019
- Pep Guardiola has informed Man City players how many points they need to win title
- The Spaniard preferred to watch Tigers Woods instead of Liverpool but believes the Citizens must win every game to retain EPL title
- Man City will now turn their focus to facing Tottenham twice in three days time at home
Pep Guardiola has told Man City squad members how many points they need to guarantee a defence of the Premier League silverware.
According to the Mirror, Guardiola opted to watch Tigers Woods on the bus after City breeze past Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park, instead of Liverpool game against Chelsea.
But he remains positive the title was still in City's hands to lose.
“I'm so pleased – after the amount of games we have, the Premier League is still in our.
“First we have Brighton in the FA Cup, then a Champions League game three days later, now this one here – no fresh legs, but for 75 to 80 minutes we were so good.
“We have to win every game if we want to make back-to-back titles, we know that, and the players have shown they want to do it. No doubts.
“For the last month in the Premier League we know it would be almost impossible – possible, but very difficult – if we dropped points.
“But we've played with incredible personality in all the games, including the Champions League. We've collected 183 points in two seasons and there are five games left – those are incredible numbers and show how consistent we are,” Guardiola noted.
The encounter saw Raheem Sterling score two times after missing a sitter to take his total haul to 27 goals for club and country.
“Mentally, in football, the most important action is always the next one. If you miss, you have to get over it and finish the next chance.
“The pass from Kevin (De Bruyne) for our first goal was outstanding, but the finish was incredible.
"The second goal was also more complicated than the one he missed, but you have to be stable mentally for the next chance – he was, and helped us to win the game,” the Spaniard added.
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Man City will now turn their focus to battling Tottenham twice in three days time at home.
Both sides meet in the reverse fixture of Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday night and in the Premier League on Saturday.
Crystal Palace started the match impressive knowing that a win in this encounter would boost their hopes of playing in the Premier League next season.
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