Pep Guardiola downplays his managerial skills at Manchester City

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Pep Guardiola downplays his influence at Manchester City and insists the success of the runaway Premier League leaders this season is due to the ‘quality’ of his players

  • Manchester City can be crowned Premier League champions this weekend
  • If they beat Crystal Palace and Man United lose to Liverpool on Sunday
  • City boss Pep Guardiola attributed their performance to the squad’s decision

Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s success this season to the personality of his players.

City could be crowned Premier League champions this weekend if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday and Manchester United lose to Liverpool.

Guardiola, whose squad will play at least 60 games at the end of the campaign, attributes their performance to the squad’s decision.

Pep Guardiola praised Man City's successes towards the personality of its players

Pep Guardiola praised Man City’s successes towards the personality of its players

“I’m a manager, but I don’t feel like we have time,” he said. ‘The only reason is the quality of the players, understand what we are looking for.

‘No more secrets, in one season you can be a success, win something important, but to do it over the years it is only one secret: having good players. Don’t sell it on other aspects than that.

‘If you have such a team, you can keep it up for a long time. None of the top club managers has time, they play every three days, we have no training. ‘

City boss Guardiola recorded their performance during this campaign to the decision of the team

City boss Guardiola recorded their performance during this campaign to the decision of the team

City boss Guardiola recorded their performance during this campaign to the decision of the team

Guardiola is likely to rotate City’s squad at Selhurst Park on Saturday, with players such as Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling expected to start.

City thrived without a striker in recent months, beating PSG midweek with a false nine.

“I have to admit, I like the players who can keep the ball, it’s one of the things I watch the most,” Guardiola added.

‘If they keep the ball in difficult circumstances, I feel like you can play better. But we need everyone.

‘I don’t need to talk about how important Sergio Aguero has been in this period and in the past. Raheem too. Everyone is important. But I like it when players just keep the ball and see what we can produce with it. ‘

City are five points from retaking the Premier League title after last winning it in 2019

City are five points from retaking the Premier League title after last winning it in 2019

City are five points from retaking the Premier League title after last winning it in 2019

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