Manchester City were excellent against Crystal Palace, they scored five goals conceding none, and Pep Guardiola had every reason after the game to praise his players, mostly David Silva and Kevin Bruyne, but also wonder ‘what if’, what if his players had been equally clinical in their finishes throughout the whole season.
Tottenham is the only team I can think of who created more chances than us
the City manager started telling reporters, referring to his team’s 2-0 defeat at White Heart Lane back in October.
We are the best team in the league when it comes to creating chances, there is no competition. Our problem is finishing these chances, this is the most difficult thing in football. Against United we created 19 chances, but no goals
the Catalan manager said, referring to their latest home 0-0 against city rivals Manchester United.
Sticking to Jose Mourinho’s team, Guardiola didn’t hesitate to practically wish them good luck against Celta in the return leg of their Europa League semifinal, and in the final as well, explaining that
hopefully United can focus on the Europa League and next season we shall see five English teams in Europe which would be amazing.
After their win over Crystal Palace, City are third, with better goal difference to Liverpool, four points above fifth-placed United.