Pep Guardiola writes ahead of FA Cup semi-final

Pep Guardiola writes ahead of FA Cup semi-final

Pep Guardiola writes ahead of FA Cup semi-final

"We were really happy after Sunday [beating Tottenham 2-1] but we knew pretty quick Southampton was the next challenge, then Porto [in the Champions League quarter-finals], then Chelsea, then Porto again".

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"Danny Rose has not to do that (retire)", said Guardiola.

Only one side can get their hands on the trophy representing the world's oldest football association competition; the FA Cup.

Finishing in the top four of the Premier League could no longer mean automatic qualification, if the continent's biggest clubs get their way.

"Sergio is going to play when he's really, really fit", Guardiola added. The club has promised to give coach Marco Silva time to build for the future and a good result would no doubt make the Portuguese boss' future that bit more secure for the coming campaign.

The Belgian has made just 16 starts after battling knee problems, the product of over-exerting himself last season.

Asked if he could return to his best before the end of the campaign, De Bruyne added: "No, probably not - not compared with past year". Now it's the business end [of the year], I just need to do what I can do to help the team win games. I'm just interested in our games and we can not do more than win our games.

While four of the top six have won the Premier League trophy during the last 15 years, Spurs have not won the English title since 1961 or any competition since the 2008 League Cup.

"If you were watching from outside, you'd think it looks like City can win all four [trophies] and I think the same", Klopp said ahead of Friday's trip to Southampton. They are obviously a great team with a lot of great players.

"To play here, in any top team in England, where you have 20 star players who are all top internationals who have played five to 10 years for their countries and for big teams, and have the minutes he has, is incredible".

A dominant display against Cardiff City brought back echoes of his stellar 2017/18, when only Mohamed Salah's brilliance denied him the individual honours, even if De Bruyne was honest enough to concede his rasping opener was a mishit.

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