Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has waved the white flag in the title race by admitting that his Manchester City’s Premier League hopes are over ater Everton defeat at Goodinson Park.The Sky Blues manager suffered the worst league defeat of his management career when his were battered by Everton, beaten and eventually humiliated by a rampant Ronald Koemon’s Everton.
It was their second defeat on Merseyside in a short period of time, fourth Premier League defeat in their last eight games, and after consistently refusing to give up catching leaders Chelsea despite their indifferent form, Pep Guardiola now knows it is over.
When asked if the title race is over his side, Guardiola replied: “The first one (first PL place), yeah. The first one is a 10-point gap and that is a lot of course.The second one (second PL place) is three points, so we have to see. I spoke with the players for the last three weeks to forget about the Premier leaque table.Focus on the next game and do our best. After that, at the end of the season, we will analyse how our level was, our performance, the coach, the players. After we are going to decide.”.
Guardiola was asked what h can change, he said: “The consistency in clean sheets depends on how we create in front. If we scored the two or three goals in the first half then you go. The defence is not the reason why it is a consequence of the way you attack. If (we)are clinical then the midfield players are confident. Football is a mix for absolutely everything.
Guardiola refused to pointed outh one player as Claudio Bravo was critisiced his lack of saves: “It would be a huge mistake to blame everything to one person, but of course this is the first time I have conceded a lot of goals. It is never happened before. That is why I have to know the reason why.”