English Premiership

Pep: I will 'kill' complacent players

2017-11-20 22:53
Pep Guardiola (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made it clear he won't allow his players to become complacent after extending their winning streak.

The Citizens maintained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 win over Leicester City thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne.

The win at the King Power Stadium was the Sky Blues' 11th in 12 league games, but Guardiola insists there is no chance he will tolerate any form of complacency to creep into his first team squad.

He said, according to the Daily Mail: "That is not going to happen because I am their manager. This team, that is not going to happen. I'll kill them. Complacency doesn't happen in my teams.

"They can play bad, teams are going to beat us, that happens. But if you see the team, they have the desire to have the ball and play.

"We are not a team that speculates about absolutely anything. That's not going to happen."

City will return to Champions League action on Tuesday when they host Feyenoord in a Group F encounter. A win would see Guardiola's charges secure top spot in the group.


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