Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola concedes that Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspurs are the biggest favourites at the moment to win the English Premier League as they top the table with 8 points of ahead City in 11th place.
This is coming after Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side defeated Guardiola’s city side convincingly at the Lane last night 2-0, with goals from Heung Min Son, Lo Celso who scored with his first touch after coming on off the bench in the second half to replace French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Manchester City sits 11th on the EPL stands though with a game in hand. Since the Catalan manager Guardiola arrived at Manchester he has two premier league title in 4 seasons this will be his 5 seasons at the Etihad.
In his first season, Guardiola won nothing and ended the season seven points behind Antonio Conte’s Chelsea in the 2016-17 season and last season his worse yet in the EPL he ended the season 18 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola feels this season may be the most open EPL title race since he arrived in England.
With just 10 goals scored through eight league games, this is City’s worst return.
“They are top of the league. So obviously they are more contenders than anyone else right now,” Guardiola said in a news conference.
“Of course, there are a lot of points to play for, we’re eight points down, we have one game less, but there are a lot of teams in front of us. We have to start winning games, if not that will not be possible, we know it. We have to try to win games, we know it.
“In terms of the game, I think we are not far away, but we struggle to score the goals right now, and it is not about particularly for one person or the other one. That is the reality, 10 goals…is not good enough.”
“Well, the first year, I remember Chelsea yeah, in the beginning, it was so tight, but in the end they take the advantage. The second season, and the third, and the fourth, it was so clear for City two times and Liverpool once,” he said.
“This looks like [the most open title race], but again it is nine [sic] games I think we have played so still a lot to play.
“We will see, you know playing a lot of games this season how it is going to happen. We will see.”
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