Guardiola wants City players to take part in title pursuit

Guardiola says players who play ten minutes can win us the title.

Pep Guardiola wants every member of the Man City squad to be capable of making a decisive contribution in our quest for silverware this season.

The Cityzens secured easy three points against Burnley on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan. City are still one point ahead of Liverpool in the points table.

Guardiola said: “It’s not necessary to tell you how important Ilkay is for us and for me personally, he has to compete with Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo.

“Bernardo was the best we have had this season and Kevin apart from little injuries has arrived in a good moment.

“Even Gabriel Jesus against Southampton, he made an assist and got the penalty that helped us to score the second goal.

“His influence on the team, it doesn’t matter when he plays, he had two shots on target and kept the ball, that is what we need.

“The players have to be ready, we look forward and see what we can do. Sometimes players who play ten minutes can win us the title.

“Nathan Ake made the same action as he did against Arsenal away (goal line clearance), he’s always ready defensively, this action helped us to win in London and now be top of the league.

“Nathan didn’t play much but always he’s ready and in this part of the season that could be a decisive moment.”

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