Pep Guardiola: Manchester City's clash at Tottenham is a six-pointer

Arnold Nichols
October 29, 2018

"She told me "something happened, something happened, we are running but I don't know what happened" and the line broke".

After nine games Spurs are fifth with 21 points and victory over champions and leaders Manchester City at Wembley on Monday would catapult them above Pep Guardiola's outfit.

Dele Alli could be involved for Spurs against Manchester City after a four-match absence with a hamstring injury.

"I feel the love from the people here".

"But it will be a tough game because Manchester City is one of the best teams, not only in England but in Europe".

City are keen to ensure their first team stars are felt valued and the club aim to discuss a new deal with Silva's representatives towards the end of the year.

"I think we are on a different level - but that doesn't mean we can not beat them in one game", he said.

However, even if he ended his stay at City after five years in 2021, he said he could not envisage one day managing a Premier League rival.

Since losing to Lyon in the Champions League in September, Pep Guardiola's side have gone on a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

"That's why maybe the games against the contenders are becoming so important".

Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs are two points apiece further back and Guardiola has now stated that each of those teams are viable contenders to win the league. "It was my first defeat here and we realised how strong they are".

"So that should be the biggest challenge for United, because in reality you are looking at the two most successful clubs in English football history and that should motivate everybody to try and make sure the club wins". "That is going to happen in your stadium".

"In light of the above, and taking into account the restricted availability of manpower over the festive period, we have taken the decision to confirm today that all home games will be played at Wembley Stadium up to and including the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 29 December".

"If you are going to assess how West Ham are going to arrive, they going to play Saturday and then Wednesday against us but we play Wednesday, Monday and then Wednesday and we are not going to arrive in a similar condition. They are a young team with a good 'keeper and a good striker so they have everything to be there", he added.

And after everything he has been through with the club and the city, he admitted: "I am sorry, I will be a Mancunian for the rest of my life".

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