Manchester City will play their eleventh game of the Premier League 23/24 season against 17th-placed Bournemouth and will aim to get another three points in their attempt to take over Arsenal and Tottenham at the top of the table.
After going into the international break with two Premier League losses on the bounce a few weeks ago, they returned with the ideal start as they claimed a 2-1 win over Brighton and then a massive 3-0 victory in the derby last weekend.
City are only two points behind the current league leaders, Spurs, who are on 26 and have accumulated the same number of points as second spot Arsenal, 24, but have Liverpool right behind them on 23 pts.
With a repeat of their fixture with Young Boys coming up this week, Pep and the squad will hope to have the same outcome as last time, especially knowing that it would pretty much confirm their presence in the next round of the Champions League. But first, all focus will be on Saturday’s game.
Pep Guardiola ahead of tomorrow’s clash
“After the first win, they (Bournemouth) are confident. They compared well against Liverpool. They have a good spirit, and they do not sit back. A result gives confidence.”
“Every season it gets tougher,” Pep explained regarding when it comes to winning the PL, “the important thing is that we are close, we’re there. There are still 28 games to play, and a lot of things are going to happen. We aim to keep getting better.”
Last weekend, Pep’s side put on a fantastic performance against their City rivals to earn three points in that 3-0 win, “It was easy; it helped to score the second goal early in the second half, but never easy. We won because we played a good game, that’s all.”
Definitely a good game from the Cityzens, and let’s hope to see another display like that over Bournemouth.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth starts at 15:00 (UK) on Saturday, the 4th.
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