Mon. May 16th, 2022

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Pep Guardiola has won three Premier League titles since his appointment as Manchester City boss in 2016; champions sit third in the league table after their opening nine games and host Crystal Palace, managed by former City midfielder Patrick Vieira, on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola says he holds no regrets during his time at Manchester City ahead of his 200th Premier League game in charge.

Since his managerial appointment in 2016, Guardiola has won the league title three times and seen his side set a number of competition records, including most points, most goals, and most wins in a season.

City sit third – two points behind leaders Chelsea – after a third of the 2021/22 campaign, with Crystal Palace the visitors at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

“I’ve been many years here,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference. “When you are at 200 games, you have had many years and that means you won games, no secrets.

“We are judged for results, not how good or bad we are, just results. If you get this milestone, it’s because we have done quite decent with the players.

“I don’t have any regrets. I could not demand or ask more than we have done so far. Impossible. I’m delighted what we lived together in this period, hopefully we can continue working and doing well.”

Guardiola was at Bayern Munich at the time but says Vieira visited him at the Bundesliga club to see what he could learn.

“When a person like Patrick came to Munich, you cannot imagine the honour for me, for all the staff to get a visit from him,” Guardiola said.

“These type of players, not just on the pitch but what he has done for world football, was outstanding.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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