Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City injuries before ‘crazy’ fixtures

Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City injuries before ‘crazy’ fixtures

City clawed back from 2-0 down at the Liberty Stadium to beat Swansea 3-2 in the Emirates FA Cup!

Sergio Aguero was then in an off-side position when he scored the victor in the 88th minute, but the Video Assistant Referee was not in use as the game was not being played at a Premier League ground.

"They asked all the clubs if they want VAR and we said we want VAR all season".

It was a thrilling day of twists and turns in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, as both Watford and Manchester City sealed their place in the semi-final.

"So now Cardiff midweek, before [the] Tottenham first leg we have semifinals in Wembley so it's insane, the fixtures we have in April, that is why we need everybody".

"It's insane, the fixtures in April". The players who need to increase, they have to improve because we need it.

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But Bernardo Silva gave City a lifeline with a fierce strike 20 minutes from the end and the Portuguese playmaker insists anything is still possible.

It went from bad to worse for City nine minutes later as Guardiola's defence disintegrated following a nine-pass move involving seven Swansea players.

"You can not only win games four- or five-nil and there are games where you have to show your character", the Portuguese playmaker said.

"The players that played good, incredible - they have to sustain that level".

"Now we can head off for the worldwide break and when we come back, we can try to win the three competitions we are still in". Silva, who recently signed a contract extension until 2025, kick-started the fightback in Wales on Saturday and said the manner of the victory showed the spirit in a team that could yet go on to win an unprecedented quadruple.

"I know for people, it will be a big failure if we do not win three or four titles, but being in a position to do it is a huge success for the club". It's okay. But they were players and they should be proud that this kind of group fights like they used to fight in all the seasons.

It was 2-0 before the half-hour mark as Swansea brilliantly carved through City and Nathan Dyer teed up Celina, who found the top-right corner with a curling effort from just inside the box. "I think we've been doing quite well and we'll try to keep the momentum".

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