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Guardiola responds to criticism and attacks former players regarding the four: “If it had been easy, they would have won” – Man City

Guardiola responds to criticism and attacks former players regarding the four: “If it had been easy, they would have won” – Man City

The Manchester City manager disagrees with comments made by Gary Neville, Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher on Sky

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Pep Guardiola was not spared from the Sky Sports commentators, who accused the Manchester City team of “complacency” after the third match without achieving a victory. The expression was used by Gary Neville, while Micah Richards admitted that “something’s not right” with his team. Jamie Carragher, who was also present in the studio, was not spared from the Catalan coach of the three-time English Premier League champion.

“I know that when we don’t win, there is complacency, there is no character. Then, when we win, it’s because we are hungry to win. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think that’s complacency,” Guardiola began. “I know the players, and I know they behave in an extraordinary way. I have a feeling that if we maintain our level, we will win the Premier League again.”

He then pointed to the former players who now commentate for Sky. “Gary Neville doesn’t know how hard it is to win the Premier League four times in a row, otherwise he would have done it during Manchester United’s best phase. He didn’t do that, did he? Jamier Carragher hasn’t won a single title.” “Micah Richards has also never won four Premier League titles in a row. Never, never! Never.”

Manchester City achieved three draws in the last three league matches, but Guardiola still believes in an unprecedented four. “I see my team, I know how they fight, how they press, how they keep going until the end, and how upset they are when they concede a goal. So I don’t feel it.” [complacência]. Maybe I’m wrong and they are [comentadores] They see something I don’t see. I don’t have that feeling.”

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He added: “What I feel is that it is very difficult to maintain the level of Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea. If we do that, we can do it. That is the goal, to maintain the level that we are showing.”

Written by Isabelle Dantas