Thursday 21 November 2019

My toughest battle yet: Pep

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola believes winning the Premier League title this season would rank among his greatest achievements.

The Manchester City manager  claims even just taking his side to the brink of retaining the Premier League crown - given the standard of the opposition - is the most satisfied he has felt as a manager.

City's battle for the title will not be concluded until next Sunday, after Liverpool returned to the top with victory over Newcastle on Saturday.

City face Leicester at the Etihad Stadium tonight needing to win to move back above the Reds and retain control of their destiny.

Guardiola, who has won 25 trophies in a glittering career that includes spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, feels he has never been pushed as hard.

He said: "It's the toughest league I've ever played as a manager, for the quality from the rivals, no doubts. That's why being there is incredible.

"But, of course, only one will take the prize and the other one will be at home sad.

"Being there, with it in our hands - it's incredible what we have done. But it will make more sense if we are able to lift the Premier League."

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