Manchester City thrashed Brighton at home (0-5) and secured second place in the Premier and, therefore, the ticket to the Champions League. Although the presence of Pep Guardiola’s in the top European club competition next season will depend on the decision announced on Monday on whether to lift the sanction imposed by UEFA for failing to comply with the Financial Fair Play. «We deserve to be there because we earned it on the field. Hopefully on Monday UEFA will allow us to play, these players deserve it ”, commented Pep Guardiola, City manager.
Monday, July 13, 9:30 a.m.. It is the day and time that Manchester City will learn about its future in Europe for the next two seasons. UEFA sanctioned the English team for two years without participating in European competitions for breach of the Financial Fair Play, but the English club filed an appeal and this Monday will know the final decision. Pep Guardiola confesses to being very optimistic and confident that City will be able to fight in the Champions League. The opposite could generate a stampede of players.
Pending the decision of UEFA, Guardiola’s team certified their second place in the Premier League with a bulky victory against Brighton (0-5) with Raheem Sterling hat-trick included. « Today we achieved an incredible challenge, which is the mathematical qualification for the Champions League, » said Guardiola at the end of the match after achieving three points and securing, with 60 points, second place in the Premier with three days to go. the closure to the English domestic championship.
The Sampedor coach continued to praise his family and claim their presence in the Champions League next season. “That is the challenge that is the minimum requirement for this club. And these players have done it for the last six or seven years, « he said of qualifying for the top European club competition. « We deserve to be there because we earned it on the field. Hopefully on Monday UEFA will allow us to play, these players deserve it, « said Pep. Asked about If he hoped the appeal would be favorable, he replied, « Many. »