Pep Guardiola: Hard work, not changing style, will help Man City

01 January, 2019, 11:13 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said that his side need to stand up and be counted in their clash with Liverpool on Thursday.

'They're a fantastic team, a very experienced team and they've been in this position before.

However, City have only won one of seven meetings with Liverpool during Pep Guardiola's three seasons in charge.

"We never forget who we are".

Guardiola said after the game it was effectively win or bust for his team's chances, arguing that if they dropped any more points, it'd be over.

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero looks on during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on 30 December, 2018.

N'Golo Kante scored the only goal as Chelsea won 1-0 at Crystal Palace.

Roberto Firmino was back to his old best against Arsenal
Roberto Firmino was back to his old best against Arsenal

"I'm sure when we keep going like this we are going to be very successful".

"I said to the players at half-time: 'Learn from Zinchenko today, guys.' Everybody can make a mistake but what he has done after that in a game where he can feel bad or guilty for the team, he was absolutely outstanding".

The last time they met, back on October 7, it finished 0-0 - and that scoreline doesn't do justice to just how poor a game it was.

"But change? That is not going to happen, because I trust what we do". In any game you can play like that, but obviously every game is different and we need to wait and see how the game is going to be.

'It is normal for this to happen when you spend three to four months out injured - you come back in such a demanding period and you have a little bit of a problem.

Ilkay Gundoguan put Man City ahead just before the half-hour mark, but the visitors at the Etihad would score the next three, including THAT goal from Andros Townsend, a strike that will be tough to beat for Goal of the Season. "We can not play that game and we don't". However, if they are serious about becoming as good as their noisy neighbours and chart their own history in the history books. If I was them though I'd try and have a swing, although you don't want to be on the wrong end of six goals when it could go down to goal difference at the bottom. It was a scintillating match, and one that we'll remember as the best of the year.

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