Manchester City seem to be in unnatural territory right now, as they have gone a month without winning in the Premier League. While City boss Pep Guardiola remains calm and has assured his side will win another title, fans and pundits have started to question their form and their bad summer moves.
However, Guardiola has come up with a fitting reply to the questions about his team while throwing subtle shade at their rivals, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea, as named by him. Pep Guardiola’s side looks to bounce back from their defeat against Aston Villa as they travel to newly promoted Luton Town later this evening.
Pep Guardiola claims Manchester City judged with higher standards
Pep Guardiola, despite his team’s sluggish run and below-par performances, remains positive of Manchester City’s title charge. Guardiola said that such a run of form is just a rough patch that they have encountered even in previous seasons, and such a streak is very “normal”.
Before the Luton game, while talking to the press, Guardiola was asked about City’s recent results, to which he replied with a sly dig at City’s rivals. He mentioned that City are victims of their own success and that if Arsenal, Liverpool or Chelsea don’t win every time, it is normal, but City are always expected to win.
Guardiola stated, “There is only one team that is going to ‘fail’ to win the Premier League, that is us. For the rest, [winning] it is a big success. Any team.”, and further said that it is not fair to be judged this way.
Guardiola has even come out to say that at the end of the season, Manchester City will win their fourth consecutive league title.
Manchester City’s winless streak continues
Guardiola and Manchester City will want to turn things around when they play Luton Town away later today, which many expect to be one of those usual Man City thrashings at the expense of the newly promoted team.
Manchester City have now gone four games without a victory since their thrashing of Bournemouth more than a month ago.
The citizens were involved in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Chelsea, a 1-1 home draw with Liverpool that stopped City’s winning run at the Etihad, a 3-3 draw with Tottenham, and a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in the weekend.
Pep Guardiola remains optimistic that the recent run of bad form is just a ‘normal’ rough patch, with City still in the title race, and will win the title in the business end of the season.
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