Pep Guardiola has insisted that Manchester City will not catch up to league leaders Arsenal if they continue to perform as they did in 4-2 win above the spurs.
City performed below par in the first half on Thursday night, trailing by two goals, before improving in the second half and scoring four goals to complete a dramatic comeback.
The win sees City move within five points of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table, but talks post-match to Arsenal BBC , Guardiola insists they cannot currently compete for the title:
“We are far from the team we had in previous seasons. Do you think this comeback will happen every time? It won’t.
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“We have an opponent at Arsenal who have the flames. Two decades without winning the Premier League. I’m stating the truth, it’s all very comfortable [at Man City[ but opponents don’t wait.
“I don’t recognise my team, they [previously] He had the passion and desire to run. We are far from being able to compete at the highest level. Today we were lucky. If we want to win something or compete—but we complain, and complain, and complain—there’s no chance of us ever winning anything.”
“Do you think we’ll chase the difference to Arsenal with the way we play? No way.”