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'All managers need good players' | Pep Guardiola

Calum Atkinson
Calum Atkinson

19:35 7 May 2021

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola spoke to the media ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between City and Chelsea.

This game is of course a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final that will take place later in the month.

Responding to recent praise from Thomas Tuchel that he transforms his teams into "winning machines", Guardiola insisted that he would not have been as successful without the incredible support of the clubs that he has managed.

"I cannot deny that the numbers speak for themselves. I don't want to be humble about that because it's true," Guardiola said.

"We won a lot of things with good numbers but at the same time there is a reason, and Thomas knows perfectly.

"When he was in Mainz he was not able to titles and then went to PSG and won all the titles. All managers need good clubs and good players to win a lot of titles, there are no secrets with that.

"I have been in three amazing clubs in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and here that have had an incredible structure and incredible support behind me, and especially incredible players.

"This is the reason why, no more secrets. If I went to a team without this financial powers or these incredible players I would not be able to be a winning machine.

"He knows it, I know it, and all the managers know it. All we can say is we are lucky to be in such powerful clubs and have the opportunity to win things.

"There is a lot of work, not just me but the backroom staff, all the people in the club and especially the players. You have to do it because there are many good clubs with good players. There are four or five clubs in every country with a chance to win and we are lucky that we have been in the position that we can do it again.

"Now we are close to win another Premier League and we want to do it as quick as possible."

Victory on Saturday will see Man City crowned Premier League champions.

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