High-flying Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has responded to rival, Jose Mourinho’s claim that the race for the League title is over after his side suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Spurs during the week.
The Citizens only need to come out victorious in eight more matches to be crowned as Champions of England and they could lift the title if they win their clash with Mourinho’s team Manchester United on April 7.
The legendary Portuguese Manager concluded that City’s 15-point lead in February implies that the race is over as it is impossible to catch up and the best his team can do is to claim the second place.
However, the former Barcelona Boss has dismissed such declarations, stating that the league is still long from being won.
“Not yet (it’s not over),” he said. “There are 13 games, 39 points to play, a 15-point lead, so it’s not over.
“We have an amazing run of games to play.
“We can’t deny how complicated games with Burnley, Stoke, Goodison, Arsenal, Tottenham, United and Chelsea will be. Definitely, it’s not over.”
City could extend their lead at the top to 18 points with a victory over Burnley in their early kickoff game on Saturday before second-placed United face Huddersfield later in the day.
According to Mourinho, he said: “We have to try to finish second.
“We are in this position all season – we were first for a few weeks and then we were always second.
“We are better than last season in every aspect – points, position, a number of goals scored, conceded so we have to try to stay there.
“The fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth, but is practically closed for the first.”