Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has said he definitely knows he cannot afford to lose more ground on Liverpool.
This was Pep’s reaction to his team’s 3-1 victory vs Everton yesterday.
It was a difficult victory for the EPL champions as Dominic Calvert-Lewin cancelled out Gabriel Jesus’ opener before halftime. However, in the second half, Riyad Mahrez scored a freekick and Sterling added one more goal to seal the three points.
With the gap remaining five points between the Top 2, Pep has agreed that his club is under pressure to not drop any more points.
His words, “We knew Liverpool won again and the gap was eight points, so big,”
“So, we won three points and it’s five [points] in September, with a lot of points to play for.
“We know which team we’re playing right now – they are seven victories in a row, champions of Europe and playing good football.
“This is our rival and we know we can’t drop too many points because last season they lost just one game.
“The season is long, we have to keep going and be there, maybe we can push them a little bit more and try to make the third Premier League in a row.”
On his goalkeeper, Ederson, Pep said, “He saved two incredible chances at 2-1 and it was a good game of football,”
“We were absolutely outstanding. At Goodison Park it’s always difficult – we started incredibly well as usual, we created chances and scored.
“After that we had a lot of problems to control out left side with Gylfi Sigurdsson, they had one more player there, we had a lot of problems.
“In the second half, except set-pieces and conceding free-kicks and long balls we played good.”
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