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“I’m sorry!” – Pep Guardiola reveals what he will be telling his Manchester City players “every day”



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Manchester City’s players will be reminded of one thing “every day” by their manager, Pep Guardiola himself revealed following the 1-3 victory over Everton this week.

Last season’s UEFA Champions League winners were crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions last week having defeated Urawa Red Diamonds and Fluminense in the semi-final and final of the tournament respectively.

As such, City ensured they won five trophies in a single calendar year, with a clear intention to transfer their fine form in Saudi Arabia into domestic competition following some lacklustre results in the Premier League in recent weeks.

Pep Guardiola’s players did just that on Wednesday night, as they came from behind to defeat Sean Dyche’s in-form Everton 1-3 at Goodison Park courtesy of goals from Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and Bernardo Silva.

Speaking to broadcast media after the contest, the City boss was full of praise for the mentality to come from behind once again as he explained, “That’s why we are the World Champions, the best team of the world, I’m sorry!

Pep Guardiola continued, “Now I’m going to remind them every day, yeah. We have standards to keep, and that makes us to have more responsibility. So we cannot let the standards go down!”

Manchester City’s travelling support, who were also in attendance in Saudi Arabia in their numbers prior to Christmas, were in fine voice on Merseyside throughout the contest, in efforts that did not go unnoticed by Pep Guardiola after the game.

“The away supporters are really, really good! Honestly, our away support is sometimes more than the Etihad I would say,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime Video. “Always I say (to the players), stay five minutes there!

“Why should you go just for one minute? Stay longer, so it’s nice. They travel here to be with us and it’s nice to be with them.”

Manchester City return to action this weekend in the Premier League when they welcome struggling Sheffield United to the Etihad Stadium in what will be their final game of a historic 2023 calendar year.