After recording another important victory against Leicester City on Saturday, Pep Guardiola explained the reason his players keep on being at the top level.
Guardiola’s Man City just defeated Leicester City 2-0 at King Power Stadium in the first match after the international break for both sides. Despite that every club dreads this period of the season due to injuries, it happens that the Citizens haven’t been affected by the break so far.
For the whole 90 minutes, City dominated without opposition against the Foxes in order to continue their firm pace towards a new Premier League title.
The English side will be one of the few football clubs where the players keep that competitive spirit this season. Aside from the reason Pep Guardiola offered to explain, they also know this season can become something quite special for them in all tournaments. Again they have proved they are willing to put everything on the line for the sake of getting silverware.
🗣 "When you are winning, winning the guys that played know they have to play good to try and play again."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 3, 2021
Pep Guardiola on why the rotation at Manchester City isn't affecting their level of performances pic.twitter.com/j0rYCO1pDz
Pep Guardiola Knows His Players Trust Him
In a statement picked up by Sky Sports, this is what Guardiola said: “They are an incredible team. We suffered at home against them but we are more patient and it is a big step to winning the Premier League. You never know after an international break but I trust my players. The players don’t always believe me but I like every one of them. Today I trust some of my players who haven’t played for a while. When you are winning, winning, the guys who play know they have to play good to play again.”
“There is good solidarity between the players. The Premier League is the nicest competition [to win]; it is 11 months and it is so tough. We are close. We need three more wins. Sergio Aguero is fine; his knee is perfect. He needs the rhythm of games but we need players fresh. I am delighted with the way he trained this week, nothing is going to change. Maybe one day we will need the one goal to win something and he will be there.”