Pep on secret payments

Pep Guardiola on whether he has received payments from Abu Dhabi for services other than managing Manchester City: “Do you realise what you are asking me? You are asking me that question on the day we won the treble?! Are you accusing me?” [via @Sammy_Goal]

Pep on Sterling improvement

Pep Guardiola: "Raheem is one of the reasons we have done what we have done, but in the first half he did not play well. When I talk about how we can improve it’s that. He lost easy balls. Everybody can improve, I’m the first one who can, I ask my staff to push me."

Guardiola on this season

Pep Guardiola on 2018/19: "It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had as a manager. I wouldn’t say the best, but one of the best." [via @Sammy_Goal] Pep Guardiola: "I love the Champions League, but do that [the treble] is more difficult than winning the Champions League." [via @Sammy_Goal]

Bridge on City most underrated player

Wayne Bridge: "One player I think is so underrated is Bernardo Silva. Every time I watch him I just think technically he is amazing. There wasn’t enough talk about him being player of the year..." Wayne Bridge: "As an ex-footballer seeing some of the positions he’s in and when he’s got players around him, his... Continue Reading →

City propose Kompany fringe role

It is believed Vincent Kompany has the offer of a one-year extension on the table – but the 33-year-old will have to accept a fringe role behind first choice defensive pairing Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.  Both parties will hold final talks next week. [via @jamesrobsonES]

Jenas on POTY award

@jjenas8 | Player of the season? “Virgil van Dijk has been brilliant. But we knew Liverpool had defensive issues - it’s easier for him to stand out. For Raheem Sterling to do that in an already magnificent City attack shows just how phenomenal he is.” [via @MailSport]

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