UNCOVERED: Emotional Guardiola speech to Man City players and staff
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 23, 2018,
Apr 23, 2018, 0:47
City's march to the title and their League Cup triumph in February has been offset by a shock FA Cup exit to Wigan Athletic and the 5-1 aggregate defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
So for all my staff, the people here, the laundry, everybody, I would like you to feel part of that.
So, what now for Manchester City after the early conclusion to their quest for a third Premier League title? "If you don't, I realise this season it will be so complicated". 'Hopefully he'll be ready for the World Cup.
The 20 clubs involved in this season's instalment of the world's richest football league spent a cumulative total of nearly £1.82b in both, the summer and winter transfer windows.
"The Premier League is the priority next season, absolutely. But before you leave I would like to give ourselves the best and huge applause we can deserve".
They could finish with the most points, most wins and most goals in a single English Premier League season.
Asked if Aguero's season was over, Guardiola said: "Here, yeah".
"He is in Barcelona right now". Soccer adjustments lots. Now the individuals say we're champions, everybody's completely satisfied, and instantly you lose that feeling.
'I've yet one more yr, so I'm not ending now. They said to do what you believe to do and try to be constant for a long time, for as long as possible.
"What we had done we had done, (but) that helped us to (think), 'We have done it once we can do it again, and the others won't have more energy.' So, when you have to do five metres, you just make three". "Big congratulations because we are the champions". If they manage that, the goal-difference record will be broken at the same time, as City sit just plus three away from breaking Chelsea's plus-71 from 2009-10. The scintillating football, as handsome as it has been efficient, has swept many aside this season. It happened in Barcelona and it happened in Bayern Munich.
"It's be great for me to learn in this environment and improve as a player under him".