Pep: We must focus on the present

Pep Guardiola has called for one final push from his players as we approach the final furlong of the season.

Our campaign concludes on Saturday 29 May, when we face Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Before then, however, we travel to Brighton for our penultimate match of the Premier League season on Tuesday, and welcome fans back to the Etihad Stadium for our domestic finale against Everton on Sunday 23 May.

City then have six days to prepare for our maiden European showpiece, and Guardiola has urged his players to give their all between now and then to see us over the line.

With this in mind, Guardiola was quick to wave away talk of summer recruitment plans or changes before the season’s conclusion.


"It’s not the time to talk about that, I’m sorry," the boss declared.

“I need everyone to push.

“It’s so important that we have to celebrate the Premier League together and play the final of the Champions League.

“Now is not the moment. Every season there are changes and I think there will be I don’t know, zero, one, ten? The market is so difficult for everyone.

“But right now I need everyone to focus on what we have to do and the players are first to know what we have to play for.

“They are incredibly focused on what we have to do.”

Hear the boss’ thoughts in full via the video above…

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