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Pep Guardiola sends brutal Premier League message to Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher over Man United and Liverpool past



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Pep Guardiola has hit back at Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher for their suggestions that Manchester City have become complacent.  

The Sky Sports pundits were quick to criticise Pep Guardiola’s side after they failed to beat Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium last weekend. It was the third successive match in which Manchester City dropped points against a ‘big-six’ rival.

To compound City’s misery, it was also the third consecutive Premier League game in which the Blues dropped points from a winning position, doing so against Liverpool, and Chelsea before Tottenham on Sunday.

But upon being asked if Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were right in labeling his side as ‘complacent’, Guardiola hit back with his thoughts on their assessment.

“No I don’t have anything to say about the pundits, honestly,” Guardiola said. “It’s not about that. Honestly, maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think it’s about complacency.

“I have the feeling that if we maintain this level, we will win the Premier League. We will win it… again.

“He knows how difficult it is, otherwise Gary Neville would have won four Premier Leagues (in a row) in the best period of Man United, and he didn’t do it.”

“Maybe he knows complacency, but I see my team how is the back line, how we fight, how we press, how we continue at the end, how upset they are after conceding goals, how we react, everything – I don’t have that feeling.

“But maybe they have more experience, but not even him, not even Jamie Carragher, of course, because he didn’t win (the Premier League) once. No one won four Premier Leagues in a row.

“The is the target to the players to maintain that level that we are playing. Will we be able to sustain that all season? I don’t know. But that is the challenge.”

Despite the apparent drop in form from Manchester City, the Blues sit just six points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal with a game in hand on the Gunners heading into a clash with Aston Villa Wednesday evening.