Guardiola warns Man City players not to ease up despite winning title

Guardiola warns Man City players not to ease up despite winning title

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will hold talks with Manchester City's hierarchy at the end of this season regarding his future with the Premier League champions.

City have racked up 87 points with five games remaining of their campaign, and many onlookers are labelling them the best team in Premier League history. In the training sessions we will insist there are still games to play - (out of) respect for the five opponents and the rest of the competition.

The following season, their response to securing the title with four games to spare was to suffer three successive league defeats.

"It's been a dream ever since I was a kid growing up playing football with my mates and winning it means everything".

His statistics of 4 goals and 3 assists in 27 games so far tell its own story and given the injury he suffered, this season will count as something of a write-off for both the player and club.

Guardiola's concerns are well-founded, particularly with regard to his time at Bayern Munich.

"Of course we are going to try but I don't know if we are ready as a club, still, to have the power on and off the pitch to get there". I handled that and I know I have to press more.

"We did it for one season but I think to be a solid team, and Europe can start watching what we have done, it is not just one season".

"They have dominated this season and it's right to compliment them on winning this league; this league is not simple to win". I know how handsome it is to finish the season with that attractive trophy.

They could finish with the most points, most wins and most goals in a single Premier League season and the Spanish manager remains keen to keep his players motivated ahead of Sunday's clash with Swansea City.

"The important thing is to win the title; the records are okay but they are not the most important thing".

"That's why it would be nice to finish good. But maybe that can help us to be focused".

"Always, for athletes, there has to be a target". The same people, (or) new people. What do we have to change.

Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal is primed to celebrate Premier League survival with a special gift from Jose Mourinho. "For the first part of the rehabilitation, he is going to be there".

Related news: