Pep thanks City players, staff for 'amazing' season

Lynette Rowe
April 23, 2018

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will speak with the club at the end of the season about extending his contract.

Guardiola is also keen not to allow his side to coast home as they face five teams battling to avoid relegation, starting on Sunday against Swansea City.

Guardiola said: "You can lose one game, two games - but to be nine months, 10 months, every single day... that is the most outstanding thing an athlete can show in their lives, and the people who surround them".

The 27-year-old also credited perfectionist Guardiola for City's free-flowing style of play, which has led to their domestic dominance.

"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".

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"Now we are optimistic, I don't know the percentage but we have changed things completely and we have things in our hand to stay in the Premier League".

He said: "Now is the time, these weeks before we finish the season, to start thinking about the squad".

"We have to see what they think of the future".

"In the past, when I won the league with Barcelona and Bayern Munich - five, six, seven games before the end - the next five or six games were not good", he added. It would be nice to finish good in terms of good feelings. He said he doesn't know if the rumours are true, but he gave a lot of praise to the Spanish global and called him a top player that was a joy to manage. Maybe most goals and points will be a good focus. The same people, (or) new people.

Leading the assist charts with 15 in the league and becoming the first player to create more than 100 chances across Europe's top-five league, the former Chelsea midfielder was rewarded with a spot in the PFA Team of the Year. It's four or five weeks (out). "He is in Barcelona right now; for the first part of the rehabilitation he is going to be there".

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