Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes will be over if they do not begin to win games soon, as he lamented errors at both ends of the pitch in the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.
City were unhinged early on by Harry Kane dropping deep and drawing out their centre‑halves – Son Heung-min would run on to Tanguy Ndombele’s pass to score – while their lack of goals is becoming an issue. They have scored only 10 in eight league games this season. “The stats speak for themselves,” Guardiola said, referring to City having 22 shots compared to Spurs’ four, two of which were on target. “But we cannot concede a goal like the first one. We defended bad and we put the perfect scenario for them [at 1-0]. We conceded a goal against Liverpool [in the 1-1 draw two weeks ago] that we cannot do and today again.