Guardiola admits Manchester United can still win Premier League title
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted that rivals Manchester United could still beat them to the Premier League title.
City need five points from their remaining six Premier League matches to secure the title.
Guardiola takes his men to Wembley to face Tottenham on Saturday evening, on the back of three straight defeats.
The Spaniard is not ruling out further slip ups from his side and used examples from Spanish football and the NBA to prove his point.
“It can happen. Football is emotional. We can only try to focus and win at Tottenham and then Swansea.
“The fact is that since November or December we were already champions. When I heard pundits and fans in November they said it’s all done, it’s impossible for City to drop points. In one week we lost three games, that happened.
“We are able to win the two games [we need to confirm the title] and we will do that. We handled the pressure between the good and bad moments for the entire season, not just in this period.
“Dealing with the end of season pressure is good for our future. We have to handle that. If we are not able to in the end and United win the league then all we can says is ‘congratulations’.
“Of course it can happen, I assure you. Real Madrid, many years ago, lose six games in a row and didn’t win the league. Of course it can happen, no doubts about that. The players know that, I don’t need to tell them.
“Never before in the NBA had one team in the final recovered from 3-1 down. One year ago Cavaliers won 4-3 against Golden State Warriors, winning three games in a row.
“It’s in our hands, that is the good advantage. If we lose it will be in the same way we tried to play against United and Liverpool. Congratulations to the opponents if they beat us,” Guardiola said.