Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has credited Liverpool with bringing the best of the team as they go head to head for the title on the last day of the season. City will take on Aston Villa at the Etihad while Liverpool will take on Wolves at Anfield. If the Manchester Club win the title it will be their fourth title in the space of five years.
“Incredible, top human quality players and persons. Without that, no tactics, no ideas. Nothing, nothing, top-quality players. All the other managers have amazing ideas and tactics. The praise in the football world is so suspicious. Every time you give good praise to me, I do not believe you. Not for one second, I’m so suspicious,” Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said. “Behind that is the players, the quality, the talent, the effort. When we are good is when we try to altogether follow one idea, but my ideas are not more special than the other ones. I have found a lot of incredibly talented managers in the Championship or the Premier League who do not have success. Do you know why? They do not have the good players that we have, it is as simple as that.”
“I remember perfectly the season we won the first 10 games and then we went to White Hart Lane to play Mauricio Pochettino’s team, not Harry Kane’s, Mauricio Pochettino’s team, and we lost,” he added. “And I said, ‘Wow, if this team is not considered favorites to win, it was Liverpool, United, Chelsea, Arsenal, whatever, we will struggle, this is tough my friend. This will be tough, it was tough. But it was a process, it is a process, so we learned many things, a lot that year with Mikel [Arteta], Rodolfo [Borrell], Domenec [Torrent], I learned a lot, it was incredible, like a master, a lesson, a teacher, it was like going to school a lot.”