Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester City, who are trying to claim the Premier League title this weekend, to Wimbledon winners.
City will be crowned champions if Arsenal lose to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, or if they beat Chelsea the following day.
After that they are also working hard for the treble beat real madrid Into the Champions League final on Wednesday.
“Tennis players say it’s the hardest thing to win Wimbledon,” City manager Pep Guardiola said.
“It’s non-stop. Of course, we are happy to reach the Champions League final, but now comes the most difficult thing.”
“But Sunday’s game is in our hands to win the most important games.”
Guardiola says City have shown the same mentality this season as in previous title-winning seasons, despite trailing long-term leaders Arsenal for much of the year.
They trailed the Gunners by eight points at the start of April but a run of 11 league wins since February has opened a four-point gap at the top of the table as they seek a fifth Premier League title in six seasons.
“Now we talk about mentality because we win. I don’t believe in that. I defend the team when we lose and they have the same mentality,” Guardiola added.
“That’s the reality. To get eight points back on Arsenal – first we had one game less in that moment, so it was a bit of a fake, but we knew we had to win almost all the games and they had to give up.”
“If Arsenal keep the same pace as they did in the first leg [half of the season] It was impossible to catch them as they did. But they dropped a few points and we were there. Another season, which means a lot to us. “
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