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Manchester City vs. West Bromwich Albion, Premier League 2017: Managers Press Conferences

Read from Pep and Pulis ahead of Tuesday's match

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Manchester City's home finale in the Premier League takes place on Tuesday against West Bromwich Albion, a game that the Sky Blues really need to win to guarantee a Champions League place. Albion just want to come to the Etihad and make things tough, as they do all the time.

Pep Guardiola and Tony Pulis spoke to the media on Monday to preview the match, and we have their main quotes below.


PEP GUARDIOLA

"I have a lot of respect for people, players and managers who do what they do for a long time.

"His impact here was amazing, he was one of the first players to come here, he has helped the club to where it is right now.

"Hopefully all the fans can come to support us - we are playing for a lot of important things - more than ever, and to express gratitude for one of the most important players in the history of Manchester City.

"Tuesday is the important thing. From next Sunday we will be focused and see what decisions we will take. For now it’s so important to stay in the present. At the end of the season we will speak about this.

"We are still playing for important things. We have two finals left and we have to focus on that.

"They are professionals they will play to win, Tony Pulis teams don’t play thinking it doesn’t matter. It’s a real final for us, and we are going to be ready."

Source: ManCity.com

TONY PULIS

“Matty won’t be fit. I don’t think Gareth will be fit for the trip to Manchester City because of the injury he picked up against Chelsea. We are hoping that he will be fine for the game at Swansea on Sunday. We will have to wait and see with Hal and make a last-minute decision.

“We are heading to Manchester City, who are one of the best sides in the league, off the back of playing the best team in the league on Friday night. We know that it’s going to be very tough physically.”

Source: WBA.co.uk