Pep Guardiola has admitted he understands how his players could have lost desire, and said he may quit as Manchester City boss if he cannot get them back on track.
“I won four Liga titles in Spain when I was a player, four in a row, and the fifth [season] was not the same and the sixth was not the same. I was not starving enough. [Too much] caviar, [Real] Madrid beat me,” Guardiola said.
“I understand [the players] but I am here to [motivate them]. The chairman knows that.”
“I want to be here but if I lose the team, I cannot be here,” Guardiola added.
“We are second in the table, we are not 25 points behind Arsenal, still we are there – 57 points still to play [for].”