Manchester City beat Crystal Palace in the 34th round of the English Premier League with two goals to none. (See the details).
“I’m very satisfied. After the Champions League, it was difficult. We made so many changes. The players felt sad because they wanted to play, but they did what they had to do. We suffered in the first half, but this is the way they did,” Pep said on the BBC. Normal and we needed patience and time. “
“As for the quality of the players on the field, we should have attacked the way we did in the second half. We are getting one step closer, another match and we will be champions.”
“Crystal Palace always defends really well. The distances between the lines are very close, but in the second half we changed places a lot, and we attacked the spaces. Between the lines it was difficult to play. We were much better in the second half.”
And he praised Sergio Aguero, who scored the first goal: “How many times did he do that? What a goal, what a player and what a man he is. I’m totally in love with him. People can’t believe it but we missed him. We weren’t able to use him many times, but maybe he came back in time. He’s back.” He knows he has a special quality. ”
And he concluded about the Manchester United match against Liverpool on Sunday: “We’ll think about it. Tomorrow I’ll take a look. The title is in our hands, four matches, one victory, and we’ll be champions. I like the way we did to achieve the title. We’re close.”
City needs its neighbor to stumble in order to officially claim the title 4 games before the end.
A victory raised City’s balance to 80 points, 13 points behind Manchester United, and City needs one victory or the Red Devils stumbled in the next 4 rounds to win the title.
Manchester United is preparing to face Liverpool in the derby in northern England, and if the Reds won or the match ended in a draw, the result is equal to Manchester City’s seventh title in its history.
A match that saw Pep Guardiolas battalion reach the 700th goal since assuming the leadership of the club in all competitions in 288 games.
Aguero also boosted his goalscoring tally as the club’s historic top scorer, with 182 goals in all competitions.