Guardiola urges City to be like a 'machine' in push for quadruple

Apr 02, 2019, 00:26
Guardiola urges City to be like a 'machine' in push for quadruple

Liverpool were top of the table with a game in hand on Manchester City before the worldwide break, but Pep Guardiola's side comfortably beat Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage to return to the summit of the league.

During the 2013-14 season, Liverpool literally had one hand on the Premier League trophy but somehow they managed to let it slip and most people feel that Jurgen Klopp's men are just not experienced enough to hold their nerves at such a crunch time.

They will also continues their quest for their first European glory this term when they battle Tottenham in the quarterfinals of the Champions League next month.

"Three more points, knowing that we have a very busy schedule". Maybe they are exhausted or injured, so we have to handle it day by day.

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'But the way we started was fantastic, the players surprised me again.And we showed how focused we are to try to do our best. Always you have doubts about how they're going to react.

"But it was a win to start an immensely important period, which has much worth, and we are happy about the result".

City's progress means they could play nine games in April but Guardiola does not want to overthink the situation. 'You need to be lucky and have certain things go for you which you can not necessarily control, but most importantly you need to have the desire in every single game, and this was a good way to start such an huge period.' Fixture congestion and mental fatigue play a part.

"For the semi-final and for the Champions League, being in the position in the Premier League where you know if you don't win you are going to lose the Premier League, maybe that's going to help us for the other competitions", said Guardiola.

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But after 27 minutes Aguero doubled the lead, Fulham again the architects of their own downfall as Joe Bryan's mis-hit pass near his own area allowed Bernardo Silva to set up the striker for a thumping finish. 'If we were not in good shape we couldn't be where we are right now. Every game in every week, we have to win.

"Playing every three or four days will be tough", Gundogan said. But AGUERO did it in 46 fewer games. It was a wonderful performance and once Aguero scored they were in cruise control.

City, who have already won the League Cup, remain in contention for an unprecedented quadruple as they chase Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup glory.

The Cottagers stay second bottom, 13 points from safety with six league games remaining. I'm pretty sure that after the effort today, in the next game our pace will be a little bit better.

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