Pep al­ready pre­par­ing to face Blades

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

PEP Guardi­ola says City have no choice but to think about Sh­effield United be­fore their game with Wolves.

The Blues are at Mo­lineux on Fri­day night where they will face what the man­ager deems one of hard­est matches of the sea­son, a fix­ture they dropped points in last sea­son.

How­ever, the tight turn­around over Christmas means they will al­ready have had to start pre­par­ing for the home game against Sh­effield United on De­cem­ber 29.

Hav­ing been en­cour­aged by the per­for­mance at home to Le­ices­ter at the week­end when the team came from be­hind to beat the Foxes and close the gap at the top of the ta­ble, the man­ager is hop­ing his team can keep that level for the next two tough fix­tures.

“What i know is that less than 48 hours is not the per­fect time. Christmas time is what it is in this coun­try and we adapt no prob­lem,” said Guardi­ola.

“it’s the best way, to think about the next game so you are not dis­tracted. We’ll see. i didn’t think which play­ers are go­ing to play but, of course, you have to think about Sh­effield United, be­cause we have less than 48 hours.

“Wolves are al­ways one of the tough­est op­po­nents. Nuno is do­ing an in­cred­i­ble job. We drew there last year. it’s one of the tough­est aways be­cause of the qual­ity they have.

“They are in­cred­i­bly or­gan­ised and have pace up front. Hope­fully we’ll main­tain our lev­els of the last few weeks.”

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