Minutes after his team’s 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola seemed to be seeing the glass half full, instead of half empty, acknowledging that the title race is definitely over for them, but not overlooking the positives of City’s display against Chelsea.
I am a lucky guy to be with these players. We played the way we played and, of course, we are sad because we didn’t win, but I am so, so happy to come here to Stamford Bridge and play the way we played. We created a lot of chances and defended, most of the time, well
Guardiola said, turning his focus to what is left for them to fight for this season, finishing in the top-four.
The Premier League is gone and of course now will be a battle to qualify for the Champions League
the Catalan manager told BT Sport.
Man City are sitting fourth in the table, four points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United, but having played an extra game. On the other hand, they are two points behind Liverpool, who have already played 31 games though, unlike City’s 30. One of City’s eight remaining games is against Man United, on April 27, at Etihad Stadium.