By George Aluo
Man City manager, Pep Guardiola is not losing sleep over Liverpool’s early lead in the EPL. The coach who bared his mind after the 2-3 loss to Norwich yesterday said the EPL race has just started.
He insisted that City’s defeat to Norwich did not in anyway hand Liverpool the initiative in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool are five points ahead of City at the top of the table after their perfect start to the season, while Guardiola’s side had already dropped a points against Tottenham before Saturday’s loss to Norwich. The City boss was speaking after his side’s shock result at Carrow Road and insisted the league season was still young. ‘We are in September, okay?’ he said.
‘Congratulations Liverpool, you are the champions…We’re in September, what do you have to do? We’ll recover, train and come back. ‘We’ve dropped five points. Tottenham, we played incredible well. Today, in the important parts we have to know exactly what to do.’
While City’s defence was well below par, Guardiola opted against hitting out at his players and instead praised Norwich for their clinical display. ‘Congrats to Norwich,’ he said. ‘The first goal was from a set-piece and the second on the counter so credit to them. It is what it is. We have to learn from this and carry on.
‘Our passing was not bad. We created chances but we could not score them today. ‘They are a really good team with good players with quality, we saw that in the Championship last year, they were clinical today. ‘We did not have urgency in the final third that we normally have. In football you can’t always avoid mistakes. ‘I don’t know how many shots we had or how many they had, but football is about goals and about what you do in the boxes.’