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Wenger and Guardiola interview ahead of the match

Thursday, March 01 2018 by 7MTV
  • SOUNDBITE (English): Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager (on being asked about his position at the club):

    "I am just amazed that I have to always answer questions that are exactly the same. I have been here for 21 years, I have turned the whole world down to respect my contracts. I am still amazed I still have to answer these kinds of questions."

    SOUNDBITE (English): Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager (on if he will still be at Arsenal next season):

    "My position is my position. Honestly that's the last worry I have at the moment. My worry is to focus, to get the team ready for tomorrow's (1st March) game."

    SOUNDBITE (English): Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager (on criticism that the players didn't try hard enough in the League Cup final):

    "I'm long enough in the game to know that when you lose a big game people always say the players don't want it enough. That is the common response you get the most. You always get that. You have to analyse that and ask, is that a serious problem in the game, you have to analyse that, did we lose the game because of that? I am not convinced. You can have that impression when there is a big difference like 3-0, you get that impression but for me it's not the main reason."

    SOUNDBITE (English): Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager

    (on if winning the Carabao Cup changes how they look at the rest of the season):

    "In football you forget what you've done, good or bad and think about the next one. We won, we are so happy but it could have been the opposite and Arsenal could have won. We think about tomorrow's (1st March) game"

    SOUNDBITE (English): Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager (on keeping focused on the league):

    "I don't think so. The fact we are fighting for the most important title of the season by far, is the Premier League. More than the Champions League, more than FA Cup, more than Carabao Cup. That's enough argument to stay focused because our next six fixtures are terrible in terms of the quality of the opponents. When you think about Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, (Manchester) United, our away teams like Stoke City, playing for relegation. Go to Goodison Park where it's always a tough game."

    SOUNDBITE (English): Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager (on Arsenal):

    "Arsenal is always a hard game. When they play they are a tough team at the Emirates. The times I've been there with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, it's always tough."

    SOUNDBITE (English): Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager:

    (Q: Yaya Toure hasn't been involved much, could he come straight back into the team?)

    "Depends on him. It's simple as that, it depends on him."

    (Q: What does he need to do?)

    "Depends on him. He's coming back who he is, he's going to play."

    (Q: He's fit?)


    SOUNDBITE (English): Pep Guardiola, Manchester City Manager (about if the FA have been in touch since charging Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan political prisoners):
    "No but of course I'm going to write the letter, explain our position. I am available if they are, absolutely. So it's no problem."

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