Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has admitted that his side is going to lose more games before the end of the 2021/22 English Premier League campaign.
The Spanish professional football coach who spoke in a post-match interview after City’s Premier League 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday night, said he is afraid the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal may close up with points in no distance time.
Naija News reports that English young star, Phil Foden’s first-half goal secured City a 1-0 victory over Brentford.
Asked whether Manchester City were in control of the ongoing EPL campaign, Guardiola told Amazon Prime that, “There are 54 points to play for. It is not expected to have this distance for eight and nine, but Liverpool play one game less.
“But it is 54 points. In December, no one is champion. We are going to lose games. I see in my mind Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton coming.
“54 points to play… 54.”
He added, “We have a game in London against Arsenal, maybe one of the top teams right now, the best Arsenal in the last four or five years.
“I cannot say more than congratulations to the team, but we must focus.”
Naija News understands that Man City currently sit top of the Premier League table with 8 points ahead of Chelsea and 9 ahead of Liverpool who have an outstanding game to play.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro, as the new head coach of the Super Eagles.
Naija News reports that the NFF made this known in a communique on Wednesday after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
The federation said Peseiro is expected to be at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as an observer, while the interim head coach, Augustine Eguavoen, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.
The communique reads: “After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Mr Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Mr Gernot Rohr.
The NFF communique added: “However, the Committee resolved that Mr Augustine Eguavoen named the interim Head Coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Mr Peseiro only playing the role of Observer.
“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Mr Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Mr Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director (hence Mr Peseiro’s immediate boss) after the AFCON.”
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