‘You never won the Premier League’ – Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola fires back

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Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has hit back at Jamie Carragher following criticism from the former Liverpool player after Manchester City’s 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Guardiola also aimed a thinly-veiled dig at former Manchester City defender Micah Richards and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville.

“I know here, when we don’t win, there’s ‘complacency’ and you don’t have character,” said Guardiola.

“Then when you win, it’s because we still have hunger. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think it’s about complacency.

“I know the players. How we behave is extraordinary. I have a feeling that if we maintain that level, we’ll win the Premier League again. He knows how difficult it is, otherwise Gary Neville would have won four Premier Leagues in the best period of Manchester United. But he didn’t do it, you know?

“Jamie Carragher didn’t win one [Premier League] once. Micah Richards didn’t win four Premier Leagues in a row. Never, ever. It’s never happened.

“I see my team, how they fight, how they press, how they continue until the end and how upset they are after we concede. So I don’t have that feeling.

“Maybe I’m wrong and they’re seeing everything that I’m not able to see. But I don’t have that feeling. My feeling is that it’s so difficult to maintain the level of Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea. If we’re able to do it, then we will. This is the target, to maintain the level we are playing at.”