We'll do it my way: Defiant Guardiola insists on business as usual

01 January, 2019, 11:14 | Author: Marlene Myers
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said that his side need to stand up and be counted in their clash with Liverpool on Thursday.

"Unfortunately we lost our previous two [against Crystal Palace and Leicester] and we have a rival who, at the moment, is the best team in Europe or in the top four in the world and that is Liverpool".

The Bluebirds were 1-0 winners against Leicester City to move three points ahead of the relegation zone.

"We never forget who we are".

He also knows the magnitude of the task facing his side and wants his players to know they can't assume City are there for the taking.

Chelsea now have a five-point cushion in the race for a top-four finish and defensive reinforcements are clearly needed in January if Arsenal are to compete for a Champions League return. He has scored seven goals in 10 games since the start of November, and West Ham will be playing at home against Brighton. With three minutes to go in regulation, Karius sliced down Harry Kane in the penalty area, but the ensuing spot-kick by Kane was right down the middle and Karius stood firm to keep it out.

Robertson does not believe that victory can be compared to the challenge awaiting Liverpool on Thursday given the two-legged, knock-out nature of the previous meeting.

Roberto Firmino was back to his old best against Arsenal
Roberto Firmino was back to his old best against Arsenal

"We had two poor games and we knew we needed to win to give ourselves a chance and we did just that".

"We will see what Guardiola does because he knows the squad better than anyone else". "You can lose two, and three, and four, five". This is Arsenal. They're flat-track bullies, they'll beat the lesser teams all day long. "We can not play that game and we don't".

"The performance was excellent, we looked aggressive in retrieving the ball", he told City's website.

"We're in a good moment just now and they'll be looking to bounce back and then go full throttle into us".

"The problem is the other team is fantastic. We need a good reaction from all the lads, that is what we will try to do at Southampton".

Gunners defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos accused Mohamed Salah of diving - something which had been levelled at the Egypt worldwide by Newcastle on Boxing Day when he was awarded a soft spot-kick - to win the penalty for Liverpool's fourth on the stroke of half-time.

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