Pep Guardiola is a man confident of his team’s abilities a they visit Crystal Palace. The Cityzens are so close to clinching another Premier League title. Pep in his pre match press conference spoke about the challenges and playing so many games.
Let’s dive in-
‘Let me travel to London, wake up good and try to win the game. The rest we cannot control. It’s a tough job to do. ‘
‘Always I don’t remember an easy game against Palace, it’s all we can do.’
Tomorrow we have an incredible opportunity to make that step.
‘We now recover from Paris - it’s our sixth game in a row away. We are tired in many aspects. Tomorrow we play at 12.30 so we don’t have extra time to recover from Paris. This is my only concern.’
‘Now when you play at home it isn’t a big advantage. You play without fans. We play in Paris and it is not a big difference from what it will be like on Tuesday. ‘
‘The point is we have been consistent home and away. We need five points to be champions.’
‘ The success of the season so far is the humanity and quality of players. ‘
‘The second is not thinking much outside of the next game.’
‘I like players who have the ability to keep the ball. It’s one of the principal things I am looking for. Players have to keep it in difficult circumstances.’
‘ To play every three days, we don’t have training. I don’t feel like on the pitch we can develop because we don’t have time. ‘
‘The reason we are doing well is the quality of players and they are intelligent.’
‘In one season you can win something but to be consistent over years and years there is one secret: have quality players. ‘
‘The quality of the players. We try to buy as good players to sustain it for a longer time.’
Big match, though I do expect some rotation. Namely, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling getting some time. Pep will be smart to manage the minutes of those who played v PSG.