‘December is so tight’ – Guardiola laments

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted having a tough month ahead starting from Saturday’s clash against Liverpool at the Etihad which was played over the weekend.

Guardiola admitted having a tough opponent in Saturday’s game as Liverpool have been City’s toughest Premier League rivals since Guardiola’s appointment in 2016, and then spoke about a hectic December fixture schedule.

Speaking ahead of the game on Saturday, Guardiola said: “With our people, we have to impose our game knowing how difficult it is lagainst Liverpool] at home and especially away.

“Of course, we have already played 11 or 12 tough games honestly I could not expect to be in that position at the begin of the season.

“The top five teams are so tight. We are there and it’s an important game and Spurs next week and Aston Villa away.

“December is so tight. We have the Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia. January is more relaxed. The positive energy we have for the next moment.”