Premier League week 34
Man City got back on track in the Premier League after getting eliminated earlier this week against Tottenham. In this rematch against Tottenham we did not get the same kind of firepower as the Champions League quarterfinal [4-3] but City needed this win to stay ahead of Liverpool. They did 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Foden, 5’.
So Manchester City lead the League with a point over Liverpool with 4 games left. For Tottenham, sitting at 3rd, both Arsenal and Manchester United could take over their spot.
Man City, coach, Guardiola on the result:
“It was very important for the title race in the Premier League.
We know that if we drop points, we cannot fight to the end because it’s not in our hands. If we pick up points, it’s in our hands.
The last days were tough for us. In the sunshine, it was a tough day and a tough game.
Since I’ve been here, we have shown character. After last season, when we won 100 points, we have won two titles, we are in the FA Cup Final and we can win the Premier League.
The team have been incredible this season. I could not have done what the players have done. Spurs are an incredible team and we felt incredible pressure. They had no pressure – they could not lose anything today, but we could have lost the Premier League. We also lost Kevin.
The fans were incredible. We gave absolutely everything. The guys and the spectators are really pleased. We have won the last ten Premier League games in a row. It’s not bad!
The fight against Liverpool is the best ever. They are one of the best teams of my life. Being there, what can I say?
We will put everything in at Old Trafford, Burnley, Leicester and Brighton and see how far we get.”
For coach Pochettino, the Spurs fell short:
“I’m disappointed with the result but the performance was very good. It was tough but we handled the game really well. We created a lot of chances and I thought at least we deserved a draw but in football, sometimes you get what you deserve, sometimes not.
Now we have to move on because Tuesday (Brighton at home, 7.45pm) is coming so quickly, then Saturday (West Ham at home, 12.30pm) and then the semi-final against Ajax (Tuesday week, 30 April), three games that are going to be decisive for our dreams and to be in the top four next season.”