Pep Guardiola and his staff are incredibly happy with the latest title win. Speaking prior to the Newcastle match, the Catalan spoke about that, the staying focus challenge and more.
Let’s dive in-
“It’s quite similar, it’s always difficult but always a pleasure,” he reflected in his pre-match press conference ahead of City’s trip to Newcastle on Friday evening.
“This one in the pandemic around the world makes this title a little different.
“But the pleasure to win and the amount effort behind it makes every title special in the Premier League. It’s so nice.”
(ON KDB) “He is still injured but he’s getting better,” revealed Guardiola.
“When he is fit he will come to training and the guys who are completely fit with 100% mentally and physicality will have a chance to play in the final.
“Before that we have three games to get information about how the team is and the players to play in the last game of the season.”
“Our next game is Newcastle then Brighton and Everton. Then last game is against Chelsea and the best way to prepare for the final is to train good every day.”
“I appreciate a lot Jurgen’s and Ancelotti’s texts,” said Pep.
“I couldn’t answer the messages yet but I will do today. I appreciate and admire them.
“Of course Jurgen was an inspiration for me, he made the teams with Dortmund and Liverpool and made me think a lot.
“I’d like to say thank you so much, I appreciate it a lot from him and Carlo.”
My happiness here is from his determination and we still have stuff to do.
“We started with some ups and downs, that’s the big difference, I had the feeling in other clubs, I was supported at Barca or Bayern but I had feelings only of being supported when you have success.
“And when I was here in the first season, I didn’t win anything, and I can’t forget the disappointment of Lyon, and the support I had from the Chairman.
“We had a lovely chat all together, players, backroom staff with Khaldoon on behalf of Sheikh Mansour.
“Our success is dedicated to him supporting me. Saying that we now have two weeks before a dream come true Champions League final.
“The show goes on next season, we will try to be strong again next season.”
Good to see Pep so happy with the squad and City management. Now all eyes switch to the UCL final, though I hope they don’t overlook Newcastle tomorrow.
Great time to be a Manchester City supporter!