Garry Neville: Something isn't right at Man City. It just feels a little bit strange
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Gary Neville is not happy with Manchester City's performance after their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham. He believes that certain things are not ok within the team. 'Something isn't right at Man City. It just feels a little bit strange at the moment,' Neville said, as quoted by dailymail.co.uk 'I'm less sure about City because of what has happened in this past week,' he said.
Neville is aware of the kind of coach Pep Guardiola is, but his moves are somewhat mystical. 'The Cancelo incident, the leaving out of (Kevin) De Bruyne, (Ruben) Dias and (Aymeric) Laporte are still stuck on the bench, (Ilkay) Gundogan being on the bench today - it all feels a bit odd.
He's a genius Pep Guardiola and this is a moment in time - but he isn't beyond criticism. This is a very odd period in terms of what's going on. They are not right. That was not a Pep Guardiola performance.'
Pep Guardiola is not satisfied with the mistakes his team is making, and it seems that he no longer believes in winning the title.
'It's important for us to be close and to leave fifth, which is Tottenham right now, far away to secure qualification for the Champions League,' Guardiola said. 'The team started really well in many things - but after a mistake we made two weeks again, we repeated it again.'
Guardiola is focused on the next challenge, which will be Aston Villa. He did not forget to praise the Spurs who were great. He is aware that his team has to work on many things. 'We are not in the position to think about being champions, just the next game, Aston Villa, we will prepare well and play our game as best as possible.
Tottenham has a fantastic team and squad and they punish you. They have a lot of quality up front and don't need much with transitions, set pieces, give a lot of credit to them.'