Pep Guardiola claims that Manchester City’s title win is extra ‘special’ because of the congestion in the game

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s forthcoming Premier League win is extra ‘special’ due to the hectic schedule this season … with his side able to complete the title this weekend if the results are to their liking.

  • Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City can seal the Premier League title this weekend
  • City must beat Crystal Palace and hope that Manchester United lose to Liverpool
  • Guardiola calls the upcoming title victory ‘special’ because of the hectic schedule
  • City is aiming for the Champions League that has already won the Carabao Cup

Pep Guardiola considers Manchester City’s season extra special because they haven’t been given time to think.

City could complete a third Premier League title in four years if they beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Manchester United lose to Liverpool.

Guardiola expects United to keep them waiting by winning on Sunday, but praised the resilience of his players as they get closer to the champions.

Pep Guardiola claims Man City's title triumph will be extra special because of the game's congestion

Pep Guardiola claims Man City’s title triumph will be extra special because of the game’s congestion

City can seal the league title this weekend if they beat Crystal Palace and lose Man United

City can seal the league title this weekend if they beat Crystal Palace and lose Man United

City can seal the league title this weekend if they beat Crystal Palace and lose Man United

“If you play every three days, you don’t have time to see things clearly,” Guardiola said. “It’s always the following – then travel, then organize the team, and whatever.

‘This is the hardest thing when you play a lot of games, as I always have, but the difference here is lockdown – our lives have changed completely.

‘That makes this season so special for everyone. Winning one title already, close to another and then playing a final against PSG on Tuesday. It was exceptional. ‘

City are also chasing Champions League glory after winning the Carabao Cup last weekend

City are also chasing Champions League glory after winning the Carabao Cup last weekend

City are also chasing Champions League glory after winning the Carabao Cup last weekend

City will have fought 61 games this season as they progress to the Champions League final, averaging one game every four days.

Guardiola managed more at Barcelona – 64 in 2012, 62 in 2011 – but the shortened nature of this campaign has made it his most intense campaign to date. The Catalan has also not been able to properly analyze the performance.

“It’s home, game, home, traveling,” he added. “We don’t have time to pause and see what happened. In this industry everything is easier when you win. ‘

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