Manchester City got off to a slow start this season.
They lost a few matches while drawing others. Now they do have the chance to reach back near to the top and Pep has blamed himself for his team’s slow start.
“From day one [we had these principles]. We lost it a bit this season, that was my fault – the message was not clear but we came back a little bit [to] the principles,” he said.
“Especially the reason [for poor form] was because the players need time to get the best condition after no pre-season.
“It’s normal that, after good results and performances, the people visualise again that we can do it again in the way we did it in the past. And that is the way we have to continue.”
“The only difference is that we run less, we were playing running too much,” Guardiola said.
“When you play football you have to walk – or run much, much less.
“Without the ball you have to run. But with the ball you stay more in the position and let the ball run, not you. And we improved in these games, in these terms.”