Guardiola is afraid of next season0
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gave an interview after the second consecutive championship title in England, in which he spoke about the dangers that await his team.
In the second season in a row, the Spanish coach achieved a victory in the championship, taking the League Cup, the Supercup of England, and also reached the final of the FA Cup, where he will play against Watford. Despite these achievements, the former coach of Barcelona and Bayern has not yet conquered the Champions League, which is a priority for the Citizens.
In two consecutive seasons, Manchester City were heavily scattered on domestic competitions and even the depth of the squad did not allow Guardiola to lead his team to the semi-finals of the Champions League, not to mention even the final. Last year, Liverpool knocked them out, beating the Citizens in the quarterfinals in two matches. In the same season, Manchester City stopped Tottenham in the quarter-finals thanks to an uncounted goal in the final minutes of the match.
After Guardiola scored 198 points in two seasons and defended the title, he gave an interview to HaytersTV,
“You need to be well prepared and make the right decisions before the next season. We need to return even stronger, because Liverpool, I believe, will remain in the fight, others will also become better.
United should return, Chelsea after a year with Sarri will be stronger, as you have already seen Tottenham, in the Champions League final, Arsenal can do what they have to do and will be in the fight. But we accept this challenge. I promise: we will be back. And I have a feeling that we will be stronger next season.
This season showed that Manchester City have perhaps the deepest roster in all of Europe. Even the injury of the left back Mendy did not affect the game of the Citizens, when Guardiola i released the Ukrainian legionary Oleksandr Zinchenko nstead. With a 22-year-old player in Manchester City, he did not lose a single match, which speaks both about the abilities of the Ukrainian and about the brilliant coaching vision of Guardiola, who re-qualified him from the position of the attacking midfielder.
Manchester City won another trophy, forcing Liverpool fans to wait for the next season again. At the same time, had the Reds gain 97 points in other seasons of the Premier League - they would have become champions in 25 cases out of 26. The next season promises to be even more intense if the clubs are empowered and do not lose the main performers.