Pep Guardiola: We can’t catch Liverpool, we aim for Leicester City.

After Manchester City lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, the question was asked to Pep Guardiola. Is the title race over for Manchester City?. Former Barcelona manager replied;

“The advantage is too big, yes”

Pep Guardiola opined the above as they are 14 points behind the league leaders, Liverpool and a point behind Brendan Rodgers’s side, Leicester City.

Guardiola added;

“It’s unrealistic to think about Liverpool, we think about Leicester,”

“We have the chance to recover second place. I know the quality of my team but that’s the situation.”

Also, when asked regarding the priority of cups over the Premier League because of the big gap, Pep Guardiola stressed the importance of Champions League spot over the cups. He said;

“We cannot prioritise or next season we’ll not be in Europe,” said Guardiola. “We come back in less than 40 hours to play another game [against Sheffield United]. We’ll see how [the players] feel. That’s what we are going to do.”

This season, Manchester City have lost five games which are one more than the number of games lost in the previous season i.e, in 2018-19. Also, the Blues have played one game more than Liverpool, who have dropped the only two points this season against Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in the previous 27 games out of which they have won 26 games. Liverpool are just two matches away from going a full year unbeaten in the English top-flight.

On the other hand, when Nuno, Wolverhampton Wanderers manager was asked regarding the things which were said at the half time, Nuno replied;

“We achieved a very good performance. The boys worked very hard and kept on believing.

“I told them to keep doing the same things and finding solutions. More important is that we stayed in the game. We didn’t do that, we conceded the second goal and made it hard for ourselves but it was a fantastic reaction.

Now, even though there are still 19 games to go in the Premier League, it looks like the title race is done and dusted. Can Manchester City still pull off the stunner?