Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits the title chance of Liverpool after their recent defeat against Newcastle United. Even after taking the lead at the very first minute of the game, the Sky Blues faced a tragic loss as the Magpies made a storming reentry to the game this Tuesday. And with that defeat, Manchester City widens the gap with the Reds.
Sergio Aguero scored the opener for the Sky Blues in the very first minute which was then equalized by Salomon Rondon in the 66th minute. Matt Ritchie then scored the winning goal for Newcastle in the 80th minute. It was Manchester City’s fourth loss of this season and three losses came in their last seven matches.
FULL-TIME | Damn.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 29, 2019
While talking about their title chance this season, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said “It is difficult. We have a chance to do it but we need to win our games,” and then further added “The advantage is not there but we need to continue. We have to do our games and know what we have to do.”
He said “You can lose. Football is competitive.” Guardiola said “We had a chance today to reduce the lead. Tomorrow is a game for our opponent. When you are behind you have to win games and we couldn’t do that.” He then further added, “I know the challenge is big, being in all competitions is what it is.”
The Manchester City manager then said “If you want to go up as a club you have to accept that challenge. I prefer to be in that position.” He then further added “I love these players. They gave me all the prestige I have in England. I will try to be here to help them. I know how they feel right now and I am beside them, close to them. It is an incredible group of players.”
While talking about their last game, he said “Did we underestimate Newcastle? Never. We are in four competitions because we never underestimated one competition or team – never. We have done 100 points [in the league last season] because you never underestimate one team. If you don’t you are not in the final of the Carabao Cup.”