Manchester City vs. Bristol City

City won't accept a decline in sky-high standards: Gundogan

The runaway Premier League leader - 15 points clear of Manchester United - takes on Bristol City on Tuesday in the first of a two-legged affair.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that his side are not good enough without trophies, and that titles must be won if they are to become a "big club".

The pair shared a superb 2-2 draw in the Premier League last week and punters will no doubt be expecting another goal-fest although the two-legged nature of the tie might be both sides are a little more cautious than their previous meeting.

"We have a deep squad and it feels every change can put something new into our squad".

"All competitions are very hard, but we have chances". Great team result 4:1. "Against Huddersfield (last season), we needed a replay".

David Silva's unavailability due to personal reasons, coupled with City's busy festive schedule, has provided more opportunities in the City midfield for Gundogan, with the Germany global keen to stake his claim for more regular first-team action.

"The mood amongst us before the game was that we could make a bit of history and when we scored the first goal I felt confident we could win it even when they equalised".

"If we have less games, then a player or two or three players, will sit on the bench unsatisfied with their situation".




"If it doesn't happen, we are going to move forward with the players we have".

"That was also my own situation over the last month".

"I'm so happy", said Guardiola.

He did it in Round Four, and he's done it again.

"Sometimes in football, the rule might be the rule, but there's a common sense moment, especially from experienced referees where they think 'hang on, that's the player that's got to be in that slot, and I've just allowed it to be passed through there when he's five yards away from the free kick, motioning towards me, are you going to blow the whistle?'"

Bristol City have already seen off Stoke City, Crystal Palace and, of course, Manchester United so Pep Guardiola's men will not be taking this challenge lightly. We disrupted them and got in behind them and had a few chances. But despite all these facts, our aim is to beat them.

He added: "You both fight, you both want to win, you both want your teams to win, that's just how it should be".

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