Pep Guardiola disagrees with Jack Grealish’s Man City assessment after Real Madrid win
The Manchester City manager said he ‘didn’t like’ Grealish’s comments during a TV interview.
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Pep Guardiola has said he does not agree with Jack Grealish’s assessment that Manchester City are ‘unstoppable’ at the moment.
The winger said in the aftermath of City’s 4-0 win over Real Madrid that it feels like ‘nobody can beat’ the blues at the Etihad, with Guardiola’s side winning all of their home matches since the World Cup break.
But Wednesday’s triumph over Real was the most complete and impressive performance of the campaign as City easily swept aside the European champions and set up a Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul next month.
“I swear, man…you know when we’re all together and we’re just playing and stuff, especially here, we just feel unstoppable, honestly,” Greaish told BT Sport afterwards. “I don’t know what it is. I saw a stat the other day about Champions League games, concerning the amount we’ve won at home compared to away.
“I think we’ve drawn five in the Champions League away this season but we’ve won every game at home. I don’t know what it is, whether it’s the fans or the pitch, but playing here we just feel nobody can beat us.”
However, speaking in his post-match press conference, Guardiola warned his players against arrogance given they’re such heavy favourites for the final, and was asked about Grealish’s comments.
“I don’t like that,” the City boss responded. “Because every team is stoppable if you do what you do. So that point is nice because they feel it, but football can change from one day to another.
“We have to be calm. I said to the players I would like to give them two days off, but I can’t. The Premier League is there and we cannot extend because Brighton and Brentford are really tough places to go. We have to finish soon so we have a little bit more time mentally to prepare the finals we have.”
As Guardiola alluded to, a win for City against Chelsea on Sunday will ensure they picked up another Premier League title, and will give the team extra time to prepare for the FA Cup final against Manchester United and the Champions League final.