Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

I'd have been sacked at 'big club', says Manchester City boss Guardiola

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Hilda Schwartz | 17 May, 2017, 01:13

"I don't know if Raheem (Sterling) touched the ball".

The manager indicated last week that he had already decided whether to keep Yaya Toure, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas and Tosin Adarabioyo.

"So he played one week, last game, today, but still he's in like a preseason a little bit when we are finishing the season, so [he's had] no time".

"Of course, with the players who were a long time here, it's so important because with Pablo it's how he teaches the new generation and the people who are coming from behind".

"Normally if you have 10 chances you have more opportunity to win the game than a team who has five chances".

Asked about the Arsenal boss' comments, Guardiola said: "I don't understand how the managers speak for the other clubs and the other teams. Though there are a number of first-team player contracts now under consideration, Pablo's situation is the only one that has been fully finalised", said a club statement.

Guardiola was speaking at a press conference to preview Tuesday's final home game of the campaign against West Brom.

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Bravo, Gundogan, Delph - injured; Aguero - doubtful.

"John has come back. I hope all the fans can come to support us, as we are playing for a lot of important things, but also so they can express gratitude for one of the most important players in the history of Manchester City".

Arsenal are trying to steal City's place but manager Arsene Wenger believes it could be hard for his side because some teams are "having a breezer" instead of competing until the end of the season.

Pep Guardiola has admitted he would have been sacked by Barcelona or Bayern Munich if he had underachieved there like he has at Manchester City this season.

Guardiola now faces the challenge of replacing a player whose leadership has been a defining influence behind the scenes whether he has been in the first XI or not.

"Our game tomorrow is a final and next Sunday (against Watford) is a final". As a player, I've given everything and I love Manchester as a city and I've had my best moments as a player here at the club. We didn't win titles so that's not good enough, but I am happy we played the way I wanted to play.

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