Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his team is not ready to give up the hunt for the Premier League title this season, even though his team is lagging far enough from Liverpool.
City won their inaugural match in 2020. Entertaining Everton at the Etihad Stadium on the 21st week of the Premier League on Thursday, the Citizens won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Gabriel Jesus.
This victory also helped City to manage and maintain a 1 point margin from Leicester City, which are still ranked second with a collection of 45 points.
Despite getting an additional three points, the distance from Liverpool, who still tops the table standings is quite large with 11 points. The distance could increase further because Jurgen’s fleet have played two matches less than their opponents.
FULL-TIME | 2020 starts with a W thanks to a fine brace from @gabrieljesus33! 🙌
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 1, 2020
When Pep was asked about the chance of his team to win Premier League title this season, Guardiola firmly stated that Man City had not given up despite the huge distance from Liverpool.
“We performed very well, so I am very satisfied. Our struggle in this period was very hard but still managed to finish well. We got an additional three points and came closer to Leicester,” Guardiola told BBC Sport.
“When a team seems to be far enough behind the first place, sometimes they would rather give up. But not with this team, we will never give up. We will keep trying.”
“We have a schedule of matches in the FA Cup to continue in the English League Cup . Several other teams also lost points to penetrate the top four positions, so this is a very important victory,” he concluded.