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Pep Guardiola Believes Title Race Is Still Very Much Alive After Shock Defeat


Manchester City dropped the ball last night to lose 2-1 against Newcastle United at the St James’ Park.

The Citizens had reduced the deficit of 7 points to 4 after defeating Liverpool earlier this month. However, now they are in danger of returning to a 7-point gap behind the Reds if Jurgen Klopp’s men manage to get the win over Leicester City on Wednesday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s hopes of reclaiming the Premier League title have not been demolished just yet as he said, “Well, it’s a lot of points if they go on to win, but we are in January, it’s not April or May. There are still many games and anything can happen.”

“A lot of teams are playing many reasons, teams to stay in the Premier League, others to go to the Europa League, for the Champions League. In our case, every game, we have to do our best to be there, try to not give up, move forward and try another time and another time.”

The Spaniard praised his player’s efforts and believes the race for the title is still very much alive, with just 14 games left in the league campaign.

“I love these players. All the prestige I have here in England, they gave it to me, so all I want to do is be here to try to help them,” Guardiola added.

“I know how they feel right now and I am beside them, close to them. It’s an incredible group of players, group of guys. It sometimes happens.”

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