14 April, 2018
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola addressed the media today, ahead of his side's clash with Tottenham at Wembley tomorrow night, and offered high words of praise for Mauricio Pochettino's men, labelling them as a "fantastic team", as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
'Sometimes the referee sees body language that's not correct.
Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City's run in UCL, which ended in the quarterfinals, does not make them flops.
Mourinho had told them to turn down their music and United players did not forget to the incident as they replayed the scene to their neighbours, The Sun reports.
'It would be better but I am who I am, ' said Guardiola. "We don't depend on anyone else, and that's a good advantage", said Guardiola. "They [Cleveland] won three games in a row, so in sports it can always happen".
A victory, combined with a United defeat against West Brom on Sunday, would secure the title, but it was put to Guardiola that if City lose and United beat West Brom and Bournemouth before his side play again they may start to feel the pressure.In this scenario United would have cut the deficit to seven points having played a match more.
"He was injured before the [Liverpool] game but made a huge effort to help us for 10 to 15 minutes", Guardiola said. "We can not forget he was injured for one month", Guardiola said.
"He made a huge effort, because after the action from Ashley Young against United he had problems in his knee". Guardiola also noted that John Stones is still recovering from a thigh issue, Benjamin Mendy is out with an ACL injury, and midfielder Fernandinho is suspended for yellow card accumulation.
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"If you judge results, okay: judge results", he said.
"He's not ready. I don't know".
City are 13 points clear at the top with six matches to play and could be confirmed as champions this weekend.
"When I saw the pundits and the people in November, they say it's already done, it's impossible that City - if they don't lose in six months, three or four months - it's impossible for them to drop points". "We have 14 players plus the kids".
Next week, a repeat of this fixture takes place at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Aguero featured in City's last two games against United and Liverpool, coming as a second half substitute. It's going to be hard for us'.
"Now we have in front of us the most important title of the season by far and we need five points in six games".
Mainly, then, we have learned that next season we really, really need a title race. So we have six games.