Guardiola: City can't compete with the european top team

At the moment is Manchester City, not at its usual high level, thinks manager Pep Guardiola. Manchester City must accept that the team is not able to compete

Guardiola: City can't compete with the european top team

At the moment is Manchester City, not at its usual high level, thinks manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City must accept that the team is not able to compete with the european top team at the moment.

It says the City-manager Pep Guardiola to Sky Sports after the team on Saturday lost to the new stadium from Manchester United in the Premier League.

- This is the level we are up against against Liverpool, United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus. It is the team, we need to meet, and the reality is maybe that we are not able to compete with them.

- We have to accept it and move on. Maybe we have to live through it as a club to improve us. Accept the reality now and improve us, says the manager.

Saturday's 1-2 defeat is the defending masters of the fourth of the season and leaves them 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool in the table.

to the history belonging to the City-the defense hit hard by injuries, which forced Guardiola to put midfielder Fernandinho in central defence in the recent struggle.

- the Reality is that we are 14 points behind because of the mistakes we have made, because of the opponents ' qualities, in particular, because of the things we can't control.

- We are in the beginning of december, and we have other tournaments we participate in, and other battles to fight and improve, " says Guardiola.

on Wednesday, waiting for Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, where the English team have already secured advancement from the group stage.

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Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 13:00

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