Manchester City superstar does not intend to leave Etihad Stadium in summer

Pep Guardiola names the reason Manchester City aren't Champions League favourites

Pep Guardiola believes Lionel Messi is the reason Manchester City aren’t favourites to win the Champions League

“This is a huge part of how he manages it and [with the] coaches he improves players — Manchester City play a lovely game. Here are now more strong teams, a lot of competitions, a lot of games.

"We're going to kill the players", he said after the Watford game. "With Kevin we have been lucky in the past with what has happened from the same actions".

"January is going to be tough, as December has been". We need all the players fit to play and we will miss Gabriel Jesus now.

"We dropped two points today but we could have dropped against Huddersfield or Southampton. The aim is to be better than the opponent in every game and we did it".

"You play 90 minutes, 90 minutes, 90 minutes and then go to your worldwide team and play two 90 minutes that don't count for anything in terms of points".

This was the first time City dropped points since a 1-1 draw at home to Everton on August 21. "Promise to be back as soon as possible!" They have to protect them and play with quality and not quality.

The Spanish striker headed in the opening goal in Spurs' 2-0 win that lifted them to fifth place, four points off fourth-place Liverpool with a game still in hand.

However, it made no difference as moments later, Sergio Aguero got his goal, pouncing on a mistake from Heurelho Gomes to make it 3-0 and secure the points.

With the Premier League as competitive as it is now, it is truly remarkable to see what Guardiola has achieved so far.

The Baggies - who have not won in the Premier League since August 19 - broke the deadlock after 30 minutes through a deflected effort from James McClean.

"I think (injury) makes you appreciate it more".

Following City goalkeeper Ederson's dramatic late penalty save, Palace's Jason Puncheon lunged in on De Bruyne and took out the Belgium midfielder who left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.

Stones, back in the side after 12 games out injured, should have doubled the lead on five minutes but ballooned a chance over from close range.

The argument to keep the tradition going is generally strong among fans, however, who enjoy having a game to watch nearly every day during the festive period.

He said: "They look like twins".

"They (the FA) know what they have to do". It is nice to see them playing the way they are playing now.

Hodgson told his press conference: "Wilfried Zaha was very good (v Man City) He puts in one excellent performance after another for the team, and the big question for me is how long can he keep it going?"

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