Pep Guardiola admits it would be a “huge
mistake” for Manchester City to lose focus on
their own results as they endeavour to chase
The reigning Premier League champions find
themselves in a position of having to play catch-
up in 2018-19.
They have not been as dominant as they were in
sweeping to a record-breaking title triumph last
term , and find themselves seven points off the
pace as a result.
An opportunity to cut that gap to the summit will
present itself at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday
when table-topping Liverpool pay a visit to
Guardiola has called on his players to give their
full attention to that fixture, rather than concern
themselves with trying to predict where the Reds
may come unstuck over the coming weeks.
The Blues boss told Sky Sports :
“What you have to do is control
“The problem when you are
behind, which in my career I
was many times, is you just
think about what is happening
to the people in front of you
and forget what you have to do.
“That is a huge mistake. Once
that happens, you cannot pick
them up. It will be impossible.
On Thursday we have an
opportunity to win three points
and not allow them to do it.
“But after, if you think ‘they
have to lose in that game’ and
you go against any team and do
not do your job, then you are