Pep Guardiola has acknowledged his Manchester City side will have troubles focusing on the Premier League now the Premier League title has officially ended. City lost 2-1 to Chelsea last Thursday and that result crowned Liverpool as the new Premier League champions. Several days later City beat Newcastle United 2-0 in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final.
“After the defeat in London against Chelsea, of course now in the Premier League we’re struggling a little bit to focus,” said Guardiola. “We’re playing for qualification to the Champions League, it’s not done but we’re close, we need two victories.”
“But, of course, now the FA Cup and Champions League it’s a little bit different for the fact we’re playing at Wembley again, we were winners last season, we are in the semis again and that’s so, so good. Then we prepare for the end of the season against Madrid.”
On the game, Guardiola added: “First we are in the semi-final, it was not easy to attack against defenders so, so deep. It was a solid performance, we conceded few [chances]and we are happy to be going back to London to Wembley.”