Pep Guardiola: Manchester City could still blow Premier League title

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"But sometimes the referee sees body language that's not correct". The players know that, it's not necessary to tell them.

When City won their first Premier League title in 2012, they pulled back an eight-point deficit with only six games left, and Guardiola said: "Of course it can happen, I assure you". We handled the pressure between the good and bad moments for the entire season, not just in this period. And a couple of years ago the Cavaliers won three games in a row to recover from 3-1 down - something that had never happened before in the National Basketball Association finals - and beat the Warriors 4-3. They won three games in a row, so in sports it can always happen.

City missed the chance of sealing the league title when they lost to Manchester United 3-2 at home last week, either side of defeats by Liverpool in the Champions League.

"He was injured before the [Liverpool] game but made a huge effort to help us for 10 to 15 minutes", Guardiola said.

Pep Guardiola has cast doubt over Sergio Agüero playing for Manchester City again this season. We can not forget he was two months injured. He made a huge effort because with the knee problem he couldn't train after the action from Ashley Young against United.

City is also without midfielder Fernandinho, who is suspended, and John Stones is still out with a thigh injury. If we lose we're going to do it in a similar way to the way we played against United and Liverpool.

'You judge results, ' he added. When I heard pundits and fans in November they said it's all done, it's impossible for City to drop points.

"For Swansea [City, after Tottenham], I do not know if he will be ready".

"My feeling now is that United is going to win a lot of points, because they are in good shape, they have top players and they are going to win all six games, so we have to do it".

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Tottenham in third and fourth both lag 17 points behind with a far inferior goal difference to City.

Mainly, then, we have learned that next season we really, really need a title race.

City will hope to get back to winning ways and claim the first of the two victories they need to secure the Premier League crown as they face Spurs at Wembley on Saturday evening. "It is going to be a hard game for us". "Hopefully he will be ready for last games and World Cup", Guardiola said of the Argentine, who was injured in a tackle by United's Ashley Young that could have resulted in a penalty. A team that included players such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, David Beckham, Iker Casillas and Raul lost six of their last seven games to finish seven points behind Valencia having led by 11 points at one stage.