Pep Guardiola had his usual press conference before Manchester City take on Spurs this weekend in the Premier League. The manager hit on many topics from injuries, form, the streak and much more.
Let’s dive in-
“Rodri trained quite good today and I think he will be available tomorrow,”
“Ruben came back to training today and Sergio made his second training session with us.”
“Except Fernandinho, Nathan and Kevin, I think the rest of the first team squad are available,”
“We did really well,” he said when asked what has changed since that defeat to Spurs.
“We lost because they were better in many aspects than us in that game.
“You see the quality of the players they have and the manager, it’s a strong team. We have to do better tomorrow to beat them.”
“Pretty much the same. Means we are working for many, many years, that’s good for us. If we face each other many times, it is because we do the job we love. He’s a good contender [Jose].”
“Set pieces is another one. We saw against Everton how strong they are with set pieces. They have quality in these situations. That’s why it’s Tottenham. They are always fighting for Premier League and Champions League positions.”
“It’s nice [15 wins]. In Bayern and Barcelona we also made good runs. It’s a consequence of things game by game. Stats are nice but stats don’t help win the next one. The next one is Tottenham.”
“Of course Phil learned from David. But Phil has specific things that still cannot be like David, but he has other things that are special too. Phil can play as a winger, both sides and in the middle too.”
“Well deserved [Gundogan POTM], happy for him. First time, lots of goals, minutes and good actions. More than well deserved.”
Some interesting comments. It is good to see Pep still being laser focused and taking it match by match. It would be easy to lose your train of focus a bit after such a great run.