Josep Guardiola is full of praise to Manchester City, despite the fact that his team recently published the first thuisnederlaag of the season suffered in the Premier League. The Spanish coach believes his team has improved compared to that of the formation last season’s championship title conquered.
“When I go to the small details, take a look, we are further than last season”, concluded Guardiola Tuesday, compared to Sky Sports. “That is logical, because we are longer together.”
“In our building and the drukzetten we can different tactics to use,” continued Guardiola. “We have several alternatives developed to defend ourselves and play more solid as we further from our own goal to defend.”
Manchester City went out last Saturday against Crystal Palace (2-3) for the first time this season in their own stadium too. By that defeat the number two in the Premier League and now four points behind leader Liverpool.
Last season is the new City in april to become champion. For Guardiola, it was during the won the duel with Tottenham Hotspur (1-3) already clear that his team to the national championship would be better. The ‘Citizens’ were in the week for Liverpool off in the Champions League and lost in the league to Manchester United (2-3).
“By the way that game played, after a tough week with the elimination in the Champions League against Liverpool and the defeat against United, I knew that we champion would be”, says the 47-year-old coach back.
Guardiola conquers prefer national championship than Champions League
Guardiola is confident that his team this season, will compete for the championship. He attaches, in any case, more and more value on the title than winning the Champions League or the FA Cup.
“In the bekertoernooien or in the Champions League you only have six or seven duels to be good, but in the Premier League can be that every three days,” he says. “Therefore I hold the most of this prize.”
Manchester City continues the hunt for the title Wednesday with an away game against Leicester City. The duel at the King Power Stadium starts at 16.00 hours.
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