Pep Guardiola warns Manchester City players to cut out mistakes

    City deal with Newcastle on Wednesday.

    Pep Guardiola has actually alerted his Manchester City side to cut out the mistakes– or risk their Champions League and FA Cup quotes falling short.

    City boss Guardiola has actually blamed a lot of mistakes for his team’s failure to safeguard their Premier League title this season.

    On Sunday City paid the rate for another fault as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Southampton in a game they otherwise controlled.

    Che Adams, front, scored the only goal as City suffered a surprise loss at Southampton at the weekend (Frank Augstein/NMC Pool/PA)

    With City’s main focus now this month’s FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal and the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid in August, Guardiola desires these issues ironed out.

    He stated: “All the season we have actually played actually great in regards to what we desired to do. The dedication of the players lacks a doubt still– after 2 or 3 effective seasons– astounding, however we remain in the point where we in some cases makemistakes We have to prevent this.

    ” If we can play like we play– and I do not have doubts that is going to take place– and we correspond in both boxes, we will have a big opportunity to go through to the final of the FA Cup and the quarter- finals of the Champions League.

    ” However if it occurs like against Southampton, Tottenham at home and away and Norwich away, where we have actually dropped points, we will be out and Arsenal will remain in the final and Madrid will go through.

    “Hopefully we can be lucky to convert what we produce and to defend.”

    Think Guardiola’s Tee shirts promotes itself today #MCFC

    — Andy Hampson (@andyhampson) July 7, 2020

    Guardiola, who was speaking at an online interview to preview Wednesday’s game against Newcastle, accepts this problem has actually bedevilled him all season.

    “I was not able to solve this problem that we had since the beginning,” stated Guardiola, who was using a Nina Simone Tee shirts with a message reading, ‘Love Simone, Hate Fascism’.

    ” I keep in mind the game against Tottenham athome They made 2 shots on target and we shot more than 20, and we drew.

    “It happened the second game in the league and the last one at Southampton was quite similar. I was not able to change this dynamic in many games.”

    City declared a popular win over Real Madrid in February however the second leg of the tie has actually been on hold (Nick Potts/PA)

    City are still waiting to discover where their clash against Real will be played. The current Federal government statement that picked international sports stars completing in the UK will be exempt from quarantine requirements has actually gotten rid of one challenge to staging the game at home.

    Nevertheless, a final decision on whether it will be at the Etihad Arena or a neutral venue in Portugal is still to be made by European governing body UEFA.

    Guardiola states this is something he can not affect.

    He stated: “I am not strong enough to have this effect, I am not the president. I never ever spoke to any individuals from UEFA.

    “I have said many times, we want to play in Manchester, that is normal, but we will accept playing where UEFA decide to play – in Portugal, Germany or wherever.”

    Guardiola declined to go over a reoccurrence of rumours linking City with Lionel Messi however, as a former Barcelona manager who stays a fan of the club, he did add: “My wish is Messi is going to stay at Barcelona.”

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