Guardiola: Manchester City did not fail in the Champions League

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But in one week we lost three games, that happened.

United and Chelsea could not be reached for comment on their position on VAR following a discussion and debate on a number of options at Friday's quarterly shareholders meeting of Premier League clubs, at which support for each was assessed via a show of hands.

"But the referees are the bosses. We have problems - John Stones is not ready [thigh], Fernandinho is suspended, Benjamin Mendy is out [knee]".

'Aguero is injured, he was injured before the game [against Liverpool] but made a huge effort to help us, ' said Guardiola. He made a huge effort because after the action from Ashley Young against United [a second half tackle] with the problem with his knee, he could not train.

He may be facing a touchline ban, and said: "I will accept the punishment from UEFA if next season we start without the manager there".

"I prefer to be with my players than to be with my chairman, but it's the decision of the referee".

"I will definitely be better but I am who I am".

Guardiola: Manchester City did not fail in the Champions League
Guardiola: Manchester City did not fail in the Champions League

"The pundits in November, they said it was already done -– it was impossible that City, if they hadn't lost in six months, it's impossible for them to drop points", he said. All teams lose games. It is going to be a hard game for us. Tottenham is what it is.

For a team that has come close to footballing perfection at times this season, the past 10 days couldn't have gone any worse for Manchester City.

'We must try to be who we were during the season.

"Hopefully he will be back for our last few games if we need him and especially for his World Cup".

They will take the title with a win over Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday and a defeat for second placed Manchester United against bottom club West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. "We are 13 points clear because we deserve to be there". They have been playing great with a lot of success in the last two, three seasons and are in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

"My feeling now is that United is going to win a lot of points because they are in good shape, they have top players and they are going to win six of their games. The first test is tomorrow and we will try hard".

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