Man City boss Pep Guardiola feels that he has finished his mission at the club and his challenge to make the club better within his contract is over.
Man City are behind Liverpool by 17 points and it’s doubtful that City will achieve a third Premier League title. Naturally, there have been talks about what the future will look for Guardiola at Man City.
“The challenge is done for me – to come here and try to play like we did in Barcelona and Bayern Munich,” he said.
“That was the big challenge and, in the end, in England we were able to play the way that we wanted to play and we won enough titles.
“Considering the difficulty of this league, seven titles in three seasons is not bad.
“Now the challenge is to maintain what we did in the beginning and we have struggled a little bit, especially because we have an opponent who has not dropped points. If they had dropped points we would be closer but we are incredibly far away.
“Now the target is to win the next games – focus in the cups and try to win games in the Premier League.”
“I think maintaining 100, 98 points for three or four years… I knew it [would be difficult],” Guardiola said.
“When we arrived here, the standard was 85, 90 points to win. Now you have to reach almost 100 points to win the Premier League.
“With the help of Liverpool, we made that step and now it is the level you have to reach. Before it didn’t happen and we were the reason why.