Pep previews Newcastle game and hits many more issues.
Lets get to it-
“(On water breaks) No. I think we did it for the lack of preparations for all teams - just three weeks to restart. Maybe for the weather but now maybe it is warmer but not much.”
“At the end of the season. We still have incredible targets to fight for.”
“We played really good in terms of what we wanted to do, the commitment with the players is still after two or three successful seasons unbelievable. But we are in the point that sometimes we make a mistake that we have to avoid in some games and are punished”
“In the semi-final against Arsenal and Madrid this is the reality. We can play the way we played, i don’t have doubts this is going to happen and we are consistent in both boxes, we have a big chance or opportunity to go through”
“But if what happened against Southampton and other games this season like Tottenham home and away or Norwich away, where we dropped points, we will be out and Arsenal and Madrid will go through. That is the reality we have to accept.”
“We need four more points [for the CL qualification]. I was worried after we beat Arsenal and Burnley how our approach would be but the effort was incredible even in the games that we lost.”
On CAS verdict- “On July 10th it’s the draw and on the 13th will be the sentence. After that, i will give my opinion. We wait for the resolution from UEFA. This season is not going to change, it is so beautiful what we have in front of us.”
“I am not strong enough to have this impact. I am not a president. I have never spoken with UEFA. I have said many times that we want to play in Manchester but we are going to accept [the decision]”
“What I want from Gabriel is the performance that he gave against Southampton, that was maybe one of the best performances he gave this season.”
“When you lose nine games you cannot win the PL right now - maybe years ago. The champions has to score above 90 points so when you lose nine games you cannot win the league.”
“I remember the game against Spurs at home, they had two shots on target and we had more than 20 and we drew. It happened in the second game in the league and the last game against Southampton was similar. I was not able to change this dynamic.”
That’s it for this game. Keep it locked here for more coverage as City play Newcastle tomorrow.