Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola amazed by Kevin De Bruyne against Tottenham

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to receive a new contract

When asked by a reporter at Friday's news conference if he would have forced his way into the XI, Guardiola said: "No way".

Winning the Premier League would have no doubt been the objective for Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola this year, but since coming into riches, the club have wanted to win the Champions League, and it seems that they could finally be in with their best chance of doing so yet. "His performance today - I have no words to describe".

"The fact that he is one of the most talented players and you see him, how he runs without the ball, he is a good example for the young players, for our academy..."

City are now 21 points clear of Tottenham, but Guardiola was full of praise fro Maurcio Pochettino's side - a team they failed to beat either home or away in his first season at the club. "I hope they win the Cup as well and if we can play them in the Champions League final that would be good", Pique told The Telegraph.


"They're going to win the Premier League, I put them as favourites to win the Champions League with the form they're in".

Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have arguably gained the most plaudits for their respective efforts, while Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus have also starred.

"All the time he's using his head, and overall, without the ball, he's able to make pressure 40 metres to the goalkeeper".

Nine of the 20 outfield players on show as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 represented England and it would have been half had John Stones been available.

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