Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has claimed that the battle for the Premier League trophy is far from over.
The former Barcelona manager was speaking in the wake of his team’s 3rd defeat of the season to Leicester City which saw Liverpool gain a 6 point lead in the race to winning the Premier League
Manchester City are now third on the table behind Tottenham and Liverpool
“From January, February last season people said, ‘The Premier League is over’. To live with that is not easy,” the manager explained to reporters on Thursday.
“One month ago people talked about [the match against] Liverpool and before we had three or four games.
“Football is that you are able to win a lot of games and you are able to lose a lot of games. When I was at Barcelona for one period I lost four games in a row.”
Up until a few weeks ago, Manchester City seemed invincible and unbeatable, but defeats to Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester has shattered this myth with teams now much wiser in terms of dealing with the high flying club.
They face Southampton who are in good form after two wins on the trot which included a win against Arsenal.
“The less important issue is Liverpool, we have to think about Southampton,” he added.
“I don’t forget who we are, how good a team we are, how exceptional these lads I have in the locker room are.
“The reality is we have lost three in four games and the last two. If you want to be real contenders you have to win again. If you don’t, it will not be possible.” Guardiola said