Guardiola feels its not a two horse race

first_imgManchester City’s Premier League title defence will receive further stiff tests according to Pep Guardiola, who believes it is a five horse race.Liverpool failed to extend their lead at the top after back to back slip-ups against the Foxes and the Hammers.And Guardiola whose side travel to Everton on Wednesday feels other teams like Manchester United and Chelsea could mount a late charge for the title race.A victory over the Toffees will move them above leaders Liverpool on goal difference. But the former Bayern boss is particularly wary of the threat posed by Solskjaer’s resurgent United.“I never put out [of the race] all five or six teams and United is making this run of victories every single week. They will be there to fight for the Premier League.“We see the table and see the first two or three and say, ‘they are able to be champions’ and we don’t look further than that. If Chelsea win games in a row they will be a contender too to win the Premier League.“Everybody is there. The gap is not too big. With 39 points to play for, nine or 10 points behind is not too much. Seeing the Premier League now, everybody is ready to take points.”It amounts to the type of title battle the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach expected when he moved to England, stating City’s 100-point season last time around is something of an outlier.Guardiola thinks there’s a five-team title race brewing mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…— AS English (@English_AS) February 5, 2019“I would say it is typical in England, this type of situation. What is not common is what happened last season – a team with 100 points and a lot of distance, 18 games winning,” Guardiola said via FourFourTwo.“Normal is what happens now. Every game is tough. You can win and lose every single game.“Everybody is involved for all the chances to win all the titles, [qualify for] Europe, trying to stay in the Premier League.”Marco Silva received the backing of his midweek opponent with having won three and lost seven of 12 Premier League games since the start of December.“The people do not know how difficult it is to create a team. The people believe I buy three or four players as a new manager and everything fits perfectly immediately,” Guardiola added.“Sometimes it takes time. My advice, if they believe in one project, if they believe in him, they have to move forward with him. No one can ensure the new manager is going to be better.”last_img

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