Manchester City the next day for two crucial home games, each against Tottenham Hotspur. Wednesday night (21h00) follows the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League (round: 1-0). Saturday afternoon (at 13.30), there is the competitietopper against the Spurs. “We should both win races in one week’s time both titles to lose”, was a City-coach Pep Guardiola on Tuesday clearly on his perspraatje.
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After the 1-0 defeat last week in the brand new Spurs Stadium the Citizens Wednesday for a difficult task. That also realized Guardiola. “I am not a dreamer, but I really want to go to the semi-finals,” said the Catalan. “The players have the same desire. They are huge focused. Whether that will be enough? That we will have to wait and see.”
Saturday, wait for the second duel in a few days with the Spurs, that can be guiding in the title. Man City (83 pts) has provisionally two points less than leader Liverpool (85 pts), but still have a match less played. “We need both games just to win”, he continued Guardiola. “Normally suffice 84 or 85 points to be a champion to play, but this year’s clash with Liverpool on an incredibly strong opponent. We earn the title of both, but there is only one who can.”
Guardiola can in the diptych again rely on his topschutter Sergio Agüero. That has since the end of march last of a hamstring injury, but played last weekend for 75 minutes against Crystal Palace. “Sergio is fit, but certainly not yet in top shape”, concluded Guardiola. “He is still missing what matchritme, but is ready for the battle.”