Guardiola Reveals What He Told Man City Players After Arsenal Match

Pep Guardiola says he told Man City players not to feel sad with the outcome of their goalless draw with Arsenal even though the result has handed Liverpool the opportunity to win the league with just a few matches left to play.

Pep Guardiola addressing Man City players

With the result, Manchester City are now three points behind new league leaders, Liverpool while Arsenal are two points behind them. However, while Guardiola admitted that Jurgen Klopp’s men are now the favourites to win the title, he urged the Man City players to remain optimistic about the situation.

Speaking during the post-match conference, the City boss claimed that his players gave everything but Arsenal were brilliantly throughout the match, therefore, the visiting team deserve their credit.

Asked who is playing at the highest level, the Catalan boss confidently said: “Right now? Man City”. Reacting to the surprise on the reporter’s face, Guardiola added: “Your reaction, you don’t agree?

“You pretend it’s 7-0 every week for six years. I recognise my team, the proposals, and how we pressed high. We conceded one or two crosses

The way Arsenal monopolise the game… we didn’t give away many corners. It’s difficult. We’ve played against low block sometimes and Arsenal are exceptional. Well managed and the players are really good.

“You have to knock the door of another manager and see if he can do it. As a team, we’re still there. We could have more in some aspects, but I’m satisfied. I told the team don’t be sad. You give credit to Arsenal for the things they do.”

Manchester City are back in action again on Wednesday. They will welcome Aston Villa to Etihad Stadium hoping to return to winning way and defeat their visitors for the first time in the league this season.

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