After losing 0-2 against Tottenham Hotspur, Man City are now twelve points behind Jose Mourinho’s side, who are currently residing at the top of the table.
Following the match, manager Pep Guardiola was asked if he thinks that Man City can still challenge for the Premier League title this season, in spite of the side suffering their worst start to a season since 2008/2009.
The Catalan drew a comparison between the current season and his first season with Man City which started on a similar note, adding that there are still ‘a lot of points to fight for’ and urged his team to ‘start winning games’.
Talking about the title race, Guardiola said:
“They’re top of the league, so they are more contenders than anyone else right now. There are lots of points to play for. There’s lots of teams in front of us; we have to start winning games, if not it will not be possible. We know we have to start winning games.”
“I don’t think we’re far away, but we’re struggling to score goals right now. That’s the reality. The first year Chelsea took advantage, the second season and the third and the fourth was so clear. This looks close, but it’s nine games so still a lot to play, we will see how it’s going to happen.”
After defeating Man City, Spurs could end this gameweek at the top of the table – unless Leicester City beat Liverpool in tomorrow’s fixtures.
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