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Pep Guardiola takes brutal dig at Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea after Spurs win

Published: Updated: 05:40, 15 May 2024
Man City manager also refuted all claims of making Premier League ‘boring’

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has vehemently dismissed suggestions that his team's Premier League dominance is 'boring'. He also scoffed at the idea that they have bought their success. This comes amid claims that Manchester City's consistent performance and investment in their squad have made the Premier League too predictable.

Guardiola’s comments came as a brutal dig at Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. These teams have also heavily invested in new talent without achieving significant success or coming close to toppling City from their perch.

A win against Tottenham tonight would put City two points ahead of Arsenal, virtually securing an unprecedented fourth consecutive title for them. Despite this potential achievement, Guardiola insists the Premier League title race is far from boring.

Many clubs outbidded Man City in summer

Last summer saw Manchester City outbid by Arsenal when Mikel Arteta secured the signing of Declan Rice. Rice has since played a pivotal role in the Gunners progress this season. This example serves as evidence against claims that Man City has bought its way to success.

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager, said:

"People say we will win it because we won it in the past but that doesn't mean it will happen today,"

"Otherwise all the teams (who have won it) still would be winning instead of just winning one. We like to prove they are right but we have to do it. It's boring? It's not. It is so difficult. Before do you know what it was? It was the money.

"It was the reason why Man United should have won all the titles. All of them. And the second Chelsea, all the titles. And third Arsenal. All the titles. They spend much more in the last five years than us. They should be there but they are not."

When questioned if his team's relentless excellence has made the Premier League too predictable, Guardiola issued a cutting response dismissing such notions.

Tension still mounts ahead of final week

Despite his dismissal of these claims, Guardiola admits feeling tension heading into the final week of the season. The phrase ‘squeaky bum time’ was brought up during a press conference - a famous quote from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2003 when he was trying to ramp pressure on title rivals Arsenal.

Guardiola initially displayed confusion over Ferguson’s infamous quote but understood its meaning after it was explained by Man City’s press officer during a public press conference.

While there are those who argue that Manchester City's dominance is making the Premier League predictable, Guardiola maintains that his team's success is not a result of financial muscle but rather strategic planning and execution. The final week of the season promises to be an exciting one as Manchester City looks to secure their fourth consecutive title.

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