According to Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, the club is out of the league race as they are far behind Chelsea with ten points, following a loss to Everton at Goodison Park.
The loss happened to be the heaviest league loss in Guardiola’s career as a manager.
Concerning his thoughts about the gap between his team and Chelsea, Guardiola admitted that the gap is a great one, affirming that ten is a lot of points. Although, he has encouraged his team players to remain focused and stay together in unity during bad moments and ignore what the table might have to tell until the end of the season.
Guardiola said: “At the end of the season, we are going to evaluate our level and how our performance was, how the coach was, how the players were. After that we are going to decide. We created chances, but we didn’t score and when they had chances, they punished us.”
The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager has kept a positive attitude to the outcome of things with his team. He says he is so happy to be at Manchester, despite the club’s current place at fifth on the table, sitting below Arsenal who is at the fourth place.
While the match lasted, City dominated possession on Merseyside, but they conceded four goals from the six shots that was directed at them. So far in the season, City are the only team that has maintained over an average of possession in every game, but this time around, they conceded from the first shot fired against them in four games since their last seven games.
The first two goals fired in by Everton were from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Miralles, and the rout was completed by Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman