Pep Guardiola claims the Premier League is ‘harder to win’ than La Liga after guiding Manchester City to a win away from the title.
Guardiola has experience of winning League titles in Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur means the English giants can be crowned champions by beating Swansea City in front of their own fans next weekend.
“It’s harder to win the Premier League than the Bundesliga or La Liga,” the Catalan was quoted as saying by Marca.
“That’s because of the weather conditions, stadiums, number of games without any rest…
“We hope to win next Sunday and, if we do, it’ll be something we remember for the rest of our lives.
“It’ll be one of my greatest achievements, as was my first League title with Barcelona and winning the Champions League here [at Wembley] against Manchester United.
“This is going to be a moment like those. We almost have it in the bag. We wanted to do it by playing the type of football we like, and that’s what we’ve done.
“Tonight was a good test for us, especially for what’s happened this week. We’ve faced one of the toughest teams in Europe.
“Now we have our second ‘match ball’ and we hope to celebrate [the title] in front of our fans.”