Pep Guardiola's message to his Manchester City players following Watford win


It’s safe to say, Manchester City are flying at the moment.

The three-time Premier League champions are yet to taste defeat this season, sitting at the top of the table five points clear.

With a battle-at-the-top clash in the form of Chelsea at the weekend, City will undoubtedly travel to Stamford Bridge full of confidence.

However, if their performance on Tuesday night is anything to go by, Maurizio Sarri’s men will know how to hit them.

Watford Performance

City came out on top, winning 2-1 at Vicarage Road but the Hornets didn’t make it an easy task.

The visitors hit first through Leroy Sane five minutes before the break.

Rihad Mahrez then doubled their lead on 51 minutes with Guardiola’s men looking to be sailing towards another victory.

But Watford pressed late on and gave the visitors a scare with Abdoulaye Doucoure pulling one back with five minutes remaining.

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City did hold on to win 2-1 but their boss was far from happy with their performance in the latter stages of the game.

Pep’s thoughts

He revealed after the game that ‘you can never forget to play’ as his side seemingly took their foot off the gas.

“We spoke in the dressing room that we have to learn about what happened in the last 20 or 25 minutes. Yes. That is the lesson. Never can you forget to play,” he said via The Mirror.


“Until the referee decides to go home you can never forget to play, play and play.”

Kompany, on the other hand

Skipper Vincent Kompany had a different view though, claiming that his team ‘never lose focus.’

“I don’t think we ever lose focus.

“We had chances to make it 3-0 and anything can happen.


“We managed the game pretty well.

“You can’t win every game playing fantasy football.”

With the performances City are displaying at the moment, they could be forgiven for taking a breather in the final few minutes.

However, you can never be too confident in this game and a team like Chelsea could well punish them for that.

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