Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, commented on the list of players nominated for the award for the best player in the English Premier League for the 2021-2022 season, stressing that more than one player in his team deserved to be in the final list, led by Algerian Riyad Mahrez.

Guardiola, 51, said in statements he made during a press conference held on Friday, May 13, and quoted by the “manchestereveningnews” newspaper: “In every club, there are a lot of players who play well, especially in Liverpool and Manchester City, and this is normal.” .

Guardiola praised a group of the team’s stars, saying: “Portuguese Bernardo Silva and Spaniard Rodrigo Hernandez were exceptional. Mahrez was exceptional this season and in previous seasons. All the players add to the team.”

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And he talked about choosing his Belgian players, Kevin De Bruyne and Portuguese Joao Cancelo on the list, saying: “The important thing for Kevin De Bruyne and Joao is to win the English Premier League. I think he’s fine.”

It is noteworthy that the official website of the English Premier League announced a list of 8 players nominated for the award for the best player in the Premier League, led by Liverpool star, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, his English colleague Trent Alexander Arnold, Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City star, his Portuguese colleague Joao Cancelo, and the South Korean. Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, West Ham United striker Jarrod Bowen, Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka, and Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

Guardiola is among the coaches nominated for the Best Coach award in the English competition for the 2021-2022 season, along with German Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, French Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace coach, and Newcastle United coach Eddie Howe, in addition to Brentford coach, Danish Thomas Frank.

Pep, who has not extended his contract beyond 2023 yet, won eight titles during his tenure with City, who currently top the Premier League standings with 89 points, three points ahead of Liverpool, with two games remaining. Thanks to the large goal difference, the victory over West Ham United on Sunday (15 May) will ensure that City, to a large extent, win their second consecutive league title.

Guardiola talked about his team’s upcoming confrontation against West Ham, saying: “West Ham had two exceptional seasons. It’s a great team in all positions. It’s good at taking free kicks and has great attacking capabilities, and added:” It’s a strong team, but we know how important it is to get 3 points. It would be a great step towards finishing the job at home (in the last match) and with our fans.”

Guardiola: What happened in the Champions League will not determine my future with City

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola denied on Friday 13 May that the Champions League semi-final exclusion against Real Madrid had any impact on his future.

When asked about this, the Spanish coach answered during a press conference: “No, not at all.” He added: “We competed very well in the Champions League, yes, I am disappointed because we wanted to play in the final, but this will not change my future or my past, The motives behind my desire to come to England have already been fulfilled.”

Guardiola, who has been coach of Manchester City since 2016, is scheduled to expire at the end of next season, but he made it clear that it is too early to think about this.

“If I extend my contract it will be at the end of the season, it won’t happen before this time,” said the former Barcelona coach, who is still competing in the English Premier League (Premier League), which is the only title he can win this season.

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