Friday, 19 April, 2019

De Bruyne: Rejection by foster family fuelled my career

Pep Guardiola speaks to the press Pep Guardiola has no intention of dedicating his working life to football like Roy Hodgson Credit Getty Images
Cary Erickson | 17 April, 2019, 13:10

They will have bad moments in the games and at that moment we need our supporters. The Gunners are fighting for a spot in the top four whilst also aiming to win the Europa League and qualify for the Champions League via that route.

"I want to see if [the fans] want to get to the semi-finals".

Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept the team top of the Premier League on Monday (NZT).

"The players have shown me they want to do it - I didn't have any doubts about that - and we have taken three points from a very hard place to win", said Guardiola. "I want to see that tomorrow".

Pep Guardiola has a near fully-fit squad for Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final second leg with Tottenham on Wednesday. "Why not? In football, all can happen, like in life, you..."

"They had really hurt me". With home advantage set to play a part - Spurs have won their three matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following their return to north London, beating Crystal Palace, City and Huddersfield, scoring seven and conceding none - and they have a favourable run in. "The Liverpool game would be enough for me - a little bit better", he said.

Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says it would be a "massive dream" to win the Champions League but says that it is unrealistic to compare him with Guardiola.

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"Not winning the Champions League in Bayern Munich was a big failure". I accept that. I know that. What can I say? We would urge all Liverpool supporters to respect each other and stop such chants as they do not reflect the inclusivity that the club stands for.

Jose Mourinho had his own version of the De Bruyne situation at Chelsea."With De Bruyne, if you have a player knocking on your door and crying every day he wants to leave, you have to make a decision", Mourinho said, as quoted by ESPN.

Acknowledging that much has been said and written in the press about his relationship with his former manager, he says that he only ever spoke to him twice.

"City for me is one of the best teams in the world and a clear favourite to win the Premier League and Champions League".

Fernandinho is City's midfield enforcer who specialises in shutting down counter-attacks before they lead to danger.

Eventually, De Bruyne completed a switch to Wolfsburg in 2014 and with his game improving after each match, he returned to the English topflight a year later to win the title with the Citizens.