English Premiership

Pep: Maybe I'm not good enough for City

2017-01-21 10:00
Pep Guardiola (Getty Images)

London - Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed on Friday that he fears he may not match up to the players in his expensively-assembled squad which is struggling to maintain a Premier League title push.

Guardiola conceded defeat in the title race after last weekend's 4-0 loss at Everton left them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

The defeat was in stark contrast to the beginning of the season when his team racked-up 10 successive wins.

"They are good players. I have respect for the guys, so why would I say the guys are not good?," said Guardiola.

"So I don't understand the lack of respect for the professionals when they have been amazing players, and (people saying) they are not good enough for me. Maybe I am not good enough for them.

"They are Manchester City players, top players. They have a lot of quality. They have shown that many times in the past and this season."

This weekend, City have another tough challenge when the host the in-form Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. 

Kick-off is at 19:30.

Premier League fiuxtures:

Saturday

Liverpool v Swansea City, Anfield 14:30 

Stoke City v Manchester United, Britannia Stadium 17:00

Middlesbrough v West Ham United, Riverside Stadium 17:00 

Crystal Palace v Everton, Selhurst Park 17:00 

West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland, The Hawthorns 17:00 

AFC Bournemouth v Watford, Vitality Stadium 17:00 

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30 

Sunday

Southampton v Leicester City, St. Mary's Stadium 14:00 

Arsenal v Burnley, Emirates Stadium 16:15 

Chelsea v Hull City, Stamford Bridge 18:30

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Fixtures
Saturday, 26 August 2017
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City, Vitality Stadium 13:30
Crystal Palace v Swansea City, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v West Ham United, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Southampton, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion, Vicarage Road Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Leicester City, Old Trafford 18:30
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Chelsea v Everton, Stamford Bridge 14:30
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City, The Hawthorns 14:30
Liverpool v Arsenal, Anfield 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 09 September 2017
Manchester City v Liverpool, Etihad Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur, Goodison Park 16:00
Leicester City v Chelsea, King Power Stadium 16:00
Southampton v Watford, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Stoke City v Manchester United, Bet365 Stadium 18:30
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