Pep Guardiola says the title run-in will be ‘tough until the end’ but the manager has urged his players to grasp their chance of glory, stressing: ‘Go for it!’

City are not only in the final of the prestigious FA Cup, we are also vying for the Premier League.

We’re third in the table four points behind Arsenal and one point behind Liverpool but with two games in hand on both the Gunners and the Merseysiders.

Guardiola knows the upcoming schedule will be tough mentally and physically as we eye four titles in succession and a potential second double double in a row, achievements never achieved before in the history of English football.


Arsenal are aiming to win the title for the first time in 20 years while Liverpool want to give departing manager Jurgen Klopp a fond farewell.

But, ahead of Thursday’s away top-flight clash with Brighton, the manager told his players to embrace the challenge ahead of them once again.

“There are many, many games and to arrive in that position after what we have done in the past, not just last season, was exceptional,” said the boss to journalists.

“It will be really, really difficult because we have tough games tomorrow the first, then Nottingham Forest playing [to avoid] relegation, and Fulham away like Fulham at home have been amazing all season so it will be tough until the end.

“It’s one game at a time and we know exactly that if we lose your will be so difficult to retain the title.

“Every game is different for the way they play or the way we have to play and yes, go for it. That’s the only thing we can say.”

Watch the manager’s media briefing above.