Pep Guardiola calls Premier League his 'toughest' test as Leicester game looms

Pep Guardiola calls Premier League his 'toughest' test as Leicester game looms

"We were putting pressure on, upping the tempo but found the last pass hard".

He went on to have success in Scotland with Glasgow Celtic before his recent return to the Premier League to take the reins at Leicester.

"The other is this Liverpool".

Vincent Kompany's spectacular 70th minute strike put City back on top of the Premier League by two points with one match remaining in the season.

With just one game remaining, United have ended the season on a boring note, having mathematically failed to land a top four spot and qualify for Europe's biggest club competition.

"When I was preparing a team to play against him you just knew you've got to be really careful against him, because if you don't counter-press the game well and there's space to play that pass, he's going to hurt you".

However, it wouldn't be wrong to say that it was a huge moment in the title race and gave a significant advantage to Manchester City.

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"It's the toughest league I ever played, with the quality from the rivals, no doubt", he said.

"When you get 100 points, everyone thinks we won't do what we have to do (the following season), that we will do less because we won, but it has been completely the opposite", the Catalan manager said.

Since the rules were changed in 1981 to make a win worth three points, only once has a top-flight team finished with more than 95 points, and that was City last season.

"Arriving at this stage with two games left, being there is the most satisfaction I've had as a manager and they've done it again".

Numerous players who helped Leicester win the title have already moved on, including Robert Huth, Danny Drinkwater, N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.

"The difference is Liverpool. We were like [chipping away at] a stone".

Credit has to be given to interim manager Neil Lennon for making sure that the Hoops managed to stay on course and win the league title.

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