Manager not sure why leaders have had so few injuries‘It’s the same physios, cooks and wives’ as last seasonPep Guardiola is unsure why Manchester City have suffered so few injuries despite their hectic schedule, with the manager pointing to how players’ preparation has featured the same “physios, cooks and wives” this season.
Man City won the first leg of their semi-final 2-1 in Paris on Wednesday night
The club's all-time leading scorer will leave at the end of the season after 10 successful years at the Etihad, and fans felt helping them win the trophy would have been a fitting send off.
Pep Guardiola has spoken of his joy at Manchester City being crowned Premier League champions for the fifth time in 10 years. The triumph is his third for the club. ‘It’s the toughest league by far,’ he said. ‘I’ve been in Spain and Germany
City were dominating the first half and had the lead through a Raheem Sterling goal when Aguero inexplicably tried a Panenka when taking a penalty just before half-time that may well have put the tie beyond Thomas Tuchel's men.
Former England international says manager’s Manchester City tenure would be ‘incomplete’ without a Champions League title
City can be crowned Premier League champions this weekend if they beat Crystal Palace and Manchester United lose against Liverpool on Sunday.
Table-toppers City will be able to wrap up their third top-flight trophy in the last four seasons with a win against Chelsea, their opponents in the Champions League final later this month.
IAN LADYMAN: So Pep Guardiola will not need much of a team talk before the second leg of this tie in Manchester next Tuesday. The detail of what is required was all played out in Paris here.
Guardiola's side have had a memorable season and the City boss said the team did not let the chance to celebrate go to waste when they partied on Tuesday night at the City Football Academy.
Manager praises his side’s aggression and passion‘I’m sure second leg will be different,’ Guardiola warnsPep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s aggression and passion in Paris after they came from behind to win the first leg of their Champions League semi-final 2-1.
The Manchester City manager found the right tactical balance to turn his faltering team into champions once again