Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reveals he is ALREADY planning for next season – Daily Mail,

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reveals he is ALREADY planning for next season – Daily Mail,


Pep Guardiola gives up on Premier League after admitting it is ‘unrealistic’ to think about catching Liverpool as the Man City boss claims he’s already planning for next season

  • Manchester City remain well off the pace in the Premier League title race
  • Pep Guardiola says it is ‘unrealistic’ to think about catching leaders Liverpool
  • The Spaniard wants his side to improve as he looks ahead to next season
  • Guardiola’s men are next in action at home to Everton on New Year’s Day

ByJoe Strange for MailOnline

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    Pep Guardiolahas claimed that he is already looking ahead to next season after falling 14 points behind league leaders

    Liverpoolin the Premier League title race.

    ********** Manchester Citybounced back from a late defeat at Wolves on Friday to beat Sheffield United 2-0 at the Etihad on Sunday evening .But the victory only served to keep them within points of Jurgen Klopp’s men, who kept up their incredible run of form with a 1-0 win over Wolves earlier in the day. And Guardiola admitted the gap is too big.Pep Guardiola says it is ‘unrealistic’ to think about catching Premier League leaders Liverpool**************** City’s players celebrate during their 2-0 victory over high-flying Sheffield United on Sunday



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    • Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that Guardiola has a clause in his contract which would allow him to leave City at the end of this season, but the former Barcelona boss says he had already begun planning for the – season after giving up on retaining the title.

      Asked if Liverpool could be caught this season, Guardiola said: ‘No. It’s unrealistic to think about that.

      ‘A team which has the numbers of Liverpool, why should we think about that? It’s just preparing, play good and better to be as close to the top of the league as we can, prepare for the knockout competitions and for the next season.

      ‘Every game helps us to improve for next season. Hopefully we can do better.

      ‘The motivation is to improve because when we improve we win games and that is the way to live better. That is the best motivation for all of us. Even in the past.

      ‘Now we recover for three days, thank you for three days to recover , and prepare for the next game against Everton. That is what you have to do. ‘

      Sadio Mane scored the only goal as Liverpool beat Wolves to stay well clear at the top

      Guardiola looks animated on the touchline as he gives his side instructions against the BladesCity, who face Carlo Ancelotti’s side at the Etihad on New Year’s Day, were hoping to lift the Premier League trophy for the third season in a row under Guardiola.

      And the Spaniard insists his squad still deserve plenty of respect, despite falling well off the pace in this season’s title race.

      ‘The fans can say or do whatever they want but they cannot deny that the team in the last three years was incredible in every single competition, ‘he added.            



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