City travel to the capital five points behind Jose Mourinho’s men, who sit second in the table following a seven-match unbeaten run. Here is what the City manager had to say: “The numbers speak for themselves. They dropped points against West Ham and Newcastle in the last minute. Imagine the points if they hadn’t.
The quality was always there. They qualified for the Champions League for four or five years and reached the final. They have been a good team since Pochettino took over. It is a fantastic squad”.
Since Guardiola signed a new two-year contract, rumours have been speculating that he intends to bring in Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi. However, Pep refused to disclose more about the topic as he once said that he wishes for the Argentine striker to finish his career at the Camp Nou.
“Lionel Messi is a Barcelona player”, added the boss.
“I have a huge gratitude for what Barcelona did for me as a player in the academy and as a manager. I have said many times that I would like Leo to finish his career there. I don’t know what is in his mind. We have only incredible targets in our mind. I can’t say anything else about the rest”.