Guardiola hails ‘incredible’ City squad

Pep Guardiola has paid handsome tribute to the record-breaking achievements of his players ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield 2019/20 curtain-raiser with Liverpool.

Though a City player wasn’t included in the short-list for the men’s category of the Best FIFA Football Awards revealed earlier this week, speaking at his pre-match press conference the boss was effusive in his praise and admiration for the squad which created history last term in winning all four English trophies.

“They have credit. I am not saying the guys nominated don’t deserve it. But, for example, in the PFA Premier League team of the season we had five or six nominated,” said the City manager.

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“We were incredible (last season) - we won four titles, but we don’t have any there (in the short-list.)

“For this award (the Best FIFA), it’s maybe seven games (in the Champions League). Last 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

“For the other 10 months, maybe, it doesn’t care for these awards. It’s a little unfair, but it is what it is.”

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