Guardiola Makes Frank Title Admission As He Looks At City’s Upcoming Fixtures

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that his team “can lose” the chance to win titles if they don’t perform well over the next month.

However, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the FA Cup tie against Luton, Guardiola said that his team’s mentality will help them pick up the points they need:

“Next month helps us to still have another month. It will define if we have another month to play for the titles. It doesn’t define anything”

“We can lose the titles yeah. But what happens if we win and win? Our mindset is not thinking about the worst scenarios. It’s thinking that at the same time you can control your mind to think it’s going to be bad, [you can also control that] it’s going to be well.”

Who are City playing over the next month?

The reigning Premier League champions have five fixtures between now and the international break at the end of March.

After facing Luton on Tuesday evening, they will take on Manchester United in the derby at the Etihad on Sunday. A few days later, the Cityzens play the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against FC Copenhagen.

A trip to Anfield to play fellow title contenders Liverpool follows before they have another away game on the south coast against Brighton. It’s important to note that they do face Arsenal after the return to domestic action on March 31st as well.

Experience should see City through this tough schedule

Guardiola is right to be confident that his players can cope with this run of matches. After winning the treble last season, they haven’t let their standards drop.

They actually have one more point in the league than they did at the same stage last year. Experience of multiple title triumphs is helping them navigate this campaign’s challenges so you would back City to continue winning even during this difficult period.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.