Man City coach Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola agrees Premier League title is a five-horse race

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that this season’s Premier League title could be a five-horse race.

The Citizens currently lead the League ahead of Liverpool on goal difference. But are only 2 points ahead of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, who sit 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

Speaking ahead of their encounter with Spurs on Monday. The Spaniard was asked if the title is a five-horse race. He replied: “I don’t have a doubt about that. There is just two points difference in four, five, six teams so it means they are also strong.”

Guardiola also spoke of his admiration for Tottenham.

“Over the last five or six years Tottenham is always there,” Guardiola said.

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“Of course they cannot invest in players because they have built an incredible stadium – the people say – and it is a lot of money and they don’t have more money to spend but they are a top side.

“I said [that] from the first year. It was my first defeat here and I realized how strong they are.

“Last season we did really well in both games but the team has continued being a guide for a good manager and good players.

“They are one of the teams I like the most to watch. I learn when I watch them. A lot of international players. They are the basis of the English national team. They are a young team with a good ‘keeper and a good striker so they have everything to be there.”

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City will be hoping to repeat their last season form against the London outfit. The Manchester side thrash Tottenham 7-2 on aggregate. A  4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium in December and 3-1 at Wembley in April.

Kevin De Bruyne is back in the squad after missing two months through a knee injury.

Guardiola spoke on the selection problem.

“They are professional. They know what it is. It is always a problem, but one I am for.”

The game will be played at Wembley with Tottenham stadium still under construction.

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