Pep Guardiola has given his second-to-last press conference before Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Etihad Stadium. After earning a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, City will look to strengthen their grip on the Premier League title with four games left to play. They are currently one point ahead of Arsenal, with a game in hand, and will face Everton next.
While Guardiola touched on various topics in the press conference, he did not focus too much on the upcoming Real Madrid game. Instead, he expressed frustration with the schedule, stating, “I don’t understand it, but I have to adapt. I’m not going to fight anymore. The schedule is what it is.”
Guardiola went on to explain that the issue is the number of games, not necessarily the Premier League or LaLiga Santander. When asked if he believed that LaLiga Santander was more helpful to their teams than the English top-flight, he declared that there are a lot of competitions with a lot of games in all the calendars.
Despite the busy schedule, Guardiola believes that City has more than enough energy to fight for all the titles on offer. He stated, “Winning helps you to be better. If you get the mentality back, you are in a good position. We’re going to play until June 3, but we have to deserve to win a game to play one more week.”
Leave a Reply