“We’re distant, they’re unstoppable in these phrases. We have dropped factors, we conceded and did not win video games,” Guardiola advised reporters on Friday.”This recreation is in regards to the outcomes and I am glad we proceed to assault fairly properly however the actuality is the truth. They’ve received 20 of 21 video games they usually’d be main all of the leagues around the globe.”It could be good to deal with Wilfried Zaha and Crystal Palace, after which Tuesday we’ve got Sheffield United.”Being so distant means it is not attention-grabbing to take a look at what Liverpool do. It is higher to deal with what we will do for the remainder of the season within the Premier League and different competitions.”Previously eight years, Chelsea, twice, Leicester and Manchester United have all failed to complete within the high 4 in a title defence.However Metropolis’s 13-point cushion over fifth-placed United makes Champions League soccer subsequent season look a close to certainty for Guardiola.’We’re combating'”The goal was catch Leicester and now it is to take care of this, all the time there may be motivation to play good,” Guardiola mentioned.”I feel the crew present this season that also we’re going to do it. What occurred to earlier champions? They gave up and did not high quality for the Champions League.”Nonetheless we’re there combating, distant however the opponent is outstanding. I am so proud, now we’re on this place we have to qualify as rapidly as attainable for the highest 4. That is the vital goal.”Metropolis’s league difficulties have led to hypothesis that Guardiola’s long-term dedication to the membership is likely to be in query, with the Catalan at the moment beneath contract solely till the tip of subsequent season.There was speak about the potential of Guardiola staying past that interval however, no matter what occurs after the tip of his present deal, the Metropolis supervisor is adamant that he will likely be again for subsequent season.”I am staying except they sack me — 100 p.c except they do not prefer it,” he mentioned.”I’ve mentioned it many occasions. Not as a result of we received the final two video games, I am sorry, I will keep.”I take pleasure in working with them, I prefer it. However even when it was going unhealthy I am not going wherever. No supervisor wins on a regular basis, we have misplaced some video games so what can we do to get higher? It is easy.”In the meantime, Guardiola has been boosted by the information that defender Aymeric Laporte, out since August with a knee damage, expects to be again for subsequent weekend’s FA Cup tie with Fulham and the second leg of the League Cup semi-final in opposition to Manchester United three days later.