Premier League and League Cup double-winners Manchester City go one more time this season with an away fixture against Southampton on Sunday at St. Mary’s.
The Blues can break a couple more records with a win and also reach the incredible 100 point landmark, which should motivate them to beat Mark Hughes’ side on the last day of the season.
Speaking ahead of the game, Pep Guardiola addressed the media at the CFA for the final time this season.
The question of records was raised again, but Pep sees them as the consequence of winning rather than the focus and that will be how they approach the Southampton game.
“We will try to win the game,” Pep said. “That is no doubt about that, we have done that all season. We will try to win. These last weeks, these numbers helped us to be focused and we are going to the same on Sunday.”
Asked his most special moment of the season, Pep was indecisive, but believes the winning streak was one of them.
“There are many. The 18 games won in a row is the reason we have won the league. That was the key point of the season. The moment, there was many… Yaya was one.”
Pep was asked about youngsters Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz possibly needing one more appearance to get a medal – and he slammed the idea as ‘ridiculous’.
“I didn’t know that, but in all respect that’s ridiculous to me. If they want my medal, I’ll give them my medal. They are champions.”
There are many transfer rumours at the moment, but Pep expects evolution, not revolution, with not many players to arrive.
“Not too much. Maybe some players are unhappy and want to leave because they don’t play too much. We made a high investment last season and we did it. Now we will make some changes with Yaya leaving. One maybe two, I don’t know.”
And Aguero to Atletico Madrid? Pep shut it down for the most part, although he did leave a little bit of doubt with his last comment.
“Last season I said a thousand times Sergio is going to stay. Always he will decide when his time here is over. I think it’s not going to happen. It’s not my desire. But in football you never know.”
Raheem Sterling is delaying contract talks, but the club’s position is very clear.
“The club, the chairman and myself want him to stay as long as possible.”
Finally, Pep was asked about Bernardo Silva and had nothing but praise for the young Portuguese winger.
“As long as I am the coach of Manchester City, he is never going anywhere. As a person, what can i say? I always enjoy working with good people and he is one of them. It is difficult to find anyone better than Bernardo Silva.”
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