Pep Guardiola, Manchester City boss has sent stark warning “They will be in trouble,’ to his squad after Chelsea victory
The Catalan coach said on his side’s thirteen-point lead and how complacency could hamper their title race.
Manchester City stretched their Premier League winning streak to a remarkable twelve games with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
The game was decided by a Kevin De Bruyne goal, as Pep Guardiola’s side extended their lead at the top of the league to 13 points.
Pep Guardiola expressed his thoughts on the Sky Blues’ big advantage to the press following their triumph against Chelsea side yesterday.
“That would be a problem now is [to take the lead] for granted. If Liverpool wins the game in hand, it’s eight points”, he explained.
The Man City boss continued, “Not like Chelsea’s position, now my job is to take from the brains of my players to not believe what the people say.”
On the importance of focusing on the present, Guardiola elaborated, “An example is recent, we were winning against Leicester 4-0 after 45 minutes, then in 20 minutes, 4-3.
“We are more than pleased with our position, but a lot of work to do. My job is to tell them.”
Pep also discussed the possibility of complacency settling into his players in the title race.
“They will be in trouble, my players will be in trouble if they are complacent. It’s over when it’s over and in January, it’s never over,” warned Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola’s comments reveal his never-ending quest for excellence, with the ethos of always striving for greatness instilled in his Manchester City team.