Manchester City: Results always Guardiola's focus

30 October 2021 02:30:19 GMTPlus11
Results matter most to Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he will continue to be judged on results alone, as he prepares for his 200th Premier League game in charge of champions Manchester City.

Guardiola has already led the Citizens to three league title since taking charge at the beginning of February 2016, with the men from Manchester 1/8 to be crowned champions again this season.

Pep takes nothing for granted

However, Guardiola is aware that he needs to keep delivering success to remain in place at the Etihad Stadium, with City still chasing an elusive first-ever Champions League triumph.

The Spaniard told reporters ahead of a visit from Crystal Palace: "I've been many years here. When you are at 200 games, you have had many years and that means you won games, no secrets."

We are judged for results, not how good or bad we are, just results.

Pep Guardiola

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"We are judged for results, not how good or bad we are, just results. I could not demand or ask more than we have done so far - impossible.

"I'm delighted what we lived together in this period, hopefully we can continue working and doing well."

Zinchenko offers options

Meanwhile, Guardiola was also keen to praise Oleksandr Zinchenko after he returned from an injury lay-off to impress in the midweek EFL Cup penalty shootout loss to West Ham.

The Ukrainian usually operates at left-back, but his boss has no doubts that a more advanced role is also a realistic option.

"The day we need him to play in the middle he's going to play really good," Guardiola added. "Aleks has a huge personality, he handles the pressure easily.

"He is a guy who understands the game, a guy who plays really well, has a huge personality. That's why we are more than delighted (with him)."

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