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City title win would be one of the best, says Guardiola

Sports | Apr 16, 2018
Pep Guardiola says winning the English Premier League will be one of the greatest achievements of his career after Manchester City moved to the brink of the title with a 3-1 win over Tottenham.

City extended their lead over Manchester United to 16 points thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling at Wembley. Christian Eriksen had reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the first half.

Guardiola has won titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, while also conquering the Champions League during his time at Nou Camp. But the he believes leading City to the title would rank among his finest moments. "It's more difficult [to win in England]," Guardiola said. "Physicality, weather conditions, the amount of games - the Premier League is so, so tough."

City suffered a blip over the last 10 days. Apart from their Champions League quarter-final exit against Liverpool, they also lost to United. "People said it was a big failure last week. They don't understand anything," Guardiola said. "The Champions League is seven knockout games. The league is nine months. It's much more important what these players have done."

Barcelona set a new La Liga record by extending their unbeaten run to 39 games with a 2-1 victory over Valencia.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE



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