Pep Guardiola wants Champions League spot for Pablo Zabaleta, fans can help

17 May, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Felix Jensen

Guardiola hopes Zabaleta finishes his time at the club by helping them secure qualification for next season's Champions League, with Guardiola's men now ahead of Arsenal in the race for fourth place.

The Ivory Coast ace looked certain to be heading for the exit door after falling out of favour with the City boss when he first arrived last summer, but has since managed to turn things around at the Etihad Stadium. But we are playing for a lot of important things.

Pep Guardiola has hailed Pablo Zabaleta as one of the most important players in Manchester City's history as the defender prepares for his final home game for the club.

The match against West Brom is fourth-placed City's final home game of a disappointing campaign, in which they will end the season without silverware but finish third in the league if they win their two remaining fixtures. At that club if in six months you don't win you are really out, like Barcelona or Bayern Munich, there you have to win by far. In my situation at a big club - I'm sacked, I'm out.

"Here they gave me a second chance. At the end of his contract, we will look at the offers he has", added Seluk.

But Guardiola believes his players will be striving hard to give the Argentina worldwide a winning send off while edging them towards Champions League qualification. "Our target, our goal, is to win the next two games".

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He said: "If what happens next season is not going well, I'll have one more year of contract, and if it's not going well they are going to change manager".

They looked risky in the first half with Leroy Sane, David Silva and Yaya Toure all pulling the strings in different ways in midfield.

"The club had got a buzz about it that it hasn't had for a long time, at least not since I've been at the club". In Brazil Gabriel play most of the time on the left.

CITY fans will be all eyes on securing a top four Premier League spot when their side host West Brom on Tuesday night.

"The first taker was Yaya, but I love it when the players have the personality to take a decision on the pitch", Guardiola said after the match.

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