Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned it is unlikely his team will win all of their remaining games and expects them to drop points at some stage.
The comments come after the blues overcame Watford 3-1 thanks to a Raheem Sterling hat-trick to move four points clear of Liverpool in the race for the title, but the Catalan is wary about City’s chances.
“It is almost impossible if we go ahead in all competitions not to drop points,” said Guardiola. “We have to be calm and prepare for next week against Schalke.”
City welcome the German side to Manchester on Tuesday as they attempt to reach the quarter final of the Champions League and hold a 3-2 advantage of the opposition. They then face Swansea in South Wales at the weekend, looking to secure a place in the FA Cup semi-final.
Meanwhile, Guardiola has dismissed reports linking him to the manager’s role at Juventus. Rumours have surfaced that current boss Massimiliano Allegri is to leave the Serie A side at the end of the season, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, who only signed a new three year contract with the blues last summer, has dismissed the claims.
“I don’t understand why someone says something on social media and everyone says it’s happening,” he said. “I am sorry for Allegri. I have two years and it is impossible for me to move, unless I get sacked. I am not going to Juventus for the next two seasons. What can I say? Nothing.”