Guardiola wants to defend title
Pep Guardiola seemed to point a small dig at Liverpool’s meagre title defence this season when asked after their 4-1 win over Wolves if his side are now all but title winners.
“We are in the best position right now to take them out and we are going to try but they are the champions. We want to win it and next season defend it all season,” said the City coach.
“Right now there is 33 points to play [for]. We are 15 points ahead today. Tomorrow our opponents will play, now we have one or two days off, rest everyone especially mentally, because we don’t have much time and prepare for United at home.”
Guardiola saying that he wants to defend the title ‘all season’ could point towards the fact that Liverpool have been utterly unable to do so this campaign. Serious injury befell many of Liverpool’s first team squad however.
City have lost the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero throughout the season but Guardiola’s side have so much depth that covering these players was easily done. In addition to the afflictions not necessarily being long term problems.
When can City win it?
With Manchester United drawing against Crystal Palace yesterday evening the question is now being asked as a matter of when not if City win the title.
People have begun crunching the numbers and it appears that it could only be 6 wins which would allow City to claim the league crown.
— Mike Minay (@MikeMinay) March 3, 2021
The idea that City could win the title by May 8th could lessen further should the likes of Manchester United and Leicester City continue to drop points. The Foxes and United have both picked up just 7 of their last possible 15 points.
Brendan Rodgers will be hoping his side do not suffer a similar slump in form like last season which cost them Champions League qualification. United meanwhile have both the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League still on the table and could be stretched thin across each competition.
City too have their hand in 4 tournaments with the prospect of a quadruple still on the table.
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