‘One mistake from referee can decide the title’: Man City boss Guardiola speaks ahead of Premier League clash

Ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League in which the league title race between Manchester City and Liverpool will be decided on Sunday, Pep Guardiola has stated that the slightest mistake, even from the referees, could have a great impact on where the team that will emerge champion.

Manchester City head into the weekend leading the table with 95 points, just one point ahead of Liverpool. Guardiola’s men travel to face Brighton & Hove Albion while Liverpool host a Wolverhampton Wanderers side which knocked them out of the FA Cup earlier this season.

“Anything can happen in the game and one mistake of our side or one incredible performance from the opponent, one mistake from the referee can decide the title,” said Guardiola when he faced the press on Friday.

“That’s why we have to be more precise in all the aspects we are working with these last three years and try to win the game. It will be nice if we score first but we analyse Brighton and know how well they defend,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich tactician added.

He also praised his players’ consistency in the title race and has told them to be wary not to make silly mistakes that could cost them in their last game against Brighton and Hove Albion. “It’s a privilege. We are in this position because we won a lot of games.”

Guardiola also said: “13 in a row, we have to win one more in the Premier League and that is what we have to do. I see the team relaxed, training good, smiling a lot, completely focused on the pitch or in meetings.”

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