Manchester city tactician Pep Guardiola is reluctant to feel confident that his team has the upper hand in the race for the Premier League title. The man from Spain even said that Manchester United could coup City at any time.
For information, the shock defeat at the Manchester Derby last weekend did end Pep Guardiola’s record 21 consecutive wins, and of course they also automatically lost three points from the duel.
However, Manchester City’s position at the top of the Premier League standings is not at all disturbed, where they are still 11 points ahead of their closest rivals who are none other than Manchester United.
In short, with 10 games remaining in the 2020/21 season, Manchester City only need to ensure 7 more wins to seal the Premier League trophy.
No wonder many people think that Pep Guardiola’s men have the upper hand to win the Premier League title this season, but this is not the case with the former Barcelona coach.
Pep Guardiola feels that as long as it is mathematically possible for City to fall from the top of the standings, then the opportunity for other teams to become champions is still wide open.
“Of course. When the option is available, anything can happen in football. Previously no one ever thought we could pick 21 consecutive wins, 15 of them in the Premier League. So anything can happen.” said Pep quoted from Sky Sports.
Manchester United are currently Manchester City’s closest rivals, for this reason he thinks the Red Devils can still win the Premier League title at the end of the season.
“Teams like United can do it. There are still 10 games left and we need to win six or seven to be champions,” continued Pep.
For now, Manchester City should not focus on the Premier League title, because the most important thing is to win game after game, including the match against Southampton tomorrow.
“We will try to win our first match tomorrow (vs Southampton),” he concluded.