A weekend of FA Cup action is upon us. City face Fulham Sunday. Let’s see what Pep has in mind for us this week.
Pep on Fulham-
“What I saw, it’s a really good team and I like the way they play,”
“It’s not easy to be relegated and the year after to be there again.
“When a team is third in Championship it’s because there is something.
“It’s a team that wants to play, it has personality. We spoke about that with the team and hopefully we can play because it’s a final.
“We will try and do our best.”
Pep on injuries-
“Leroy is not fit,” he said at his pre-match press conference. “The other ones are good.
“It doesn’t matter who we play, we just have to make sure we are good. Always when I name a team, they have the responsibility to win - it doesn’t matter my selection.”
“We didn’t speak about that but, no, I think he will stay until the end of the season,” he explained.
“If he had an offer from the Premier League, maybe we would consider it for his development, but I don’t know about that..
“The best for the players in the second team is to go to as high a team as possible. Playing in the Premier League is better than the Championship.
“We will see. Each player has different perspectives and different approaches.”
“We’ll have a few days off and then train again,” added the Catalan. “Three or four days off and then we’ll train for Leicester and Arsenal.
“I want the guys to stay with their families. In this case I decided to be here.”
That’s it for this game. Thoughts?