I don’t know what is in his mind, for now he is a Barcelona player. The transfer market is in June. This is only half in our minds. On player fitness, Pep said: “Fernandinho is not fit, he has something in his stomach. Sergio training this week and Raheem today was the first training with the team. ” Pep on Mourinho’s impact at Spurs: “Really good, as always he does at clubs. ” Pep on if Spurs are title contenders: “The numbers speak for themselves.
They’re a very good team, that doesn’t change. We’re a better team, especially we are more confident, we have a different identity. When we played them last season we were just trying to survive, trying to get the points to take us in some direction in the table that could allow us to finish top four or top six to give us something. This season we are a different profile of team. We’re just different.
It’s one more year of Pep, one more year of these players working with a fantastic coach. Last season, probably in that moment, they knew they wouldn’t be champions. Now they don’t know that, now they are in the fight, and when people look to the table and see they’re 11th, that’s not right. They have one match in hand, if they get these three points they get top four or five and the league just started a few weeks ago.
They dropped points vs Newcastle and West Ham in the last minutes, imagine the table without. The manager is quality, of course they are contenders. They are an exceptional team the last four or five years since Mauricio took over. ” Pep on the City rebuild: “All the managers are there to win titles. We did an incredible job to win 8 titles. The job is not to win titles, it’s to win tomorrow. We spoke a lot with Txiki, Khaldoon and analyse what we have done, what we can do. I say an incredible thank you for the opportunity to continue here. People say thanks to me but I say thanks to the club.
We’re a better team, a team with more solutions. ” Pep Guardiola on how much potential is in this squad? : I’m not thinking much right now about titles. It will be good to do what we have done the last three years. It’s difficult. But we are thinking week by week to do a good job and we’ll see at the end what we deserve. Pep on if Messi is coming to City: “Messi is a player for Barcelona. If you ask me my opinion I have huge gratitude what Barcelona have done for me. I want him to finish his career there. I would love, wish, I have said a thousand times. I would like as a Barcelona fan for him to finish his career then.
The Reds failed to move to the top of the Premier League table but maintain five-point gap over Man City; Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool lead from spot, but Gabriel Jesus equalised; Kevin De Bruyne then missed a first-half penalty after Joe Gomez was penalised for handball. www. fanbanter. co. uk – Fan reaction to the latest football news, gossip & funnies PRESS CONFERENCES: Jose gave an injury update in his press conference on Friday: “Steven Bergwijn went to the international team injured. He was not involved in our match against West Brom, not even on the bench, because that week he was injured. Even so, he reported to the national team, they had their medical team analysing him and they decided they didn’t want to keep him there, because he wouldn’t be ready for the next match.
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