Guardiola wary of Leicester despite Foxes’ slump

Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola believes Leicester will pose a formidable drawback to his Premier League leaders despite a slump in kind.

Following two successive fifth-placed finishes, FA Cup-holders Leicester have acquired merely six of their last 16 matches in English soccer’s prime flight.

Reigning champions City, within the meantime have acquired their last eight league video video games to go three elements clear on the prime of the desk heading into Sunday’s match at residence to Leicester.

Nevertheless, Guardiola, whose side acquired 1-0 away to the Foxes in September, said: “Leicester keep Leicester.

“For me, they proceed to be (with a) top-quality supervisor, fully, with distinctive players in all departments.

“But typically, in seasons, there are durations of highs and lows. Maybe we’re used to seeing Leicester up there regularly.”

Guardiola paid tribute to the set-up of supervisor Brendan Rodgers by saying: “Hats off to how successfully this membership works in heaps of senses — recruitment of players, adapting and adjusting to many circumstances — nonetheless typically there are durations that they are not fixed regularly.

“It happens nonetheless from one sport to a minimum of one sport, everytime you see the usual they’ve, each little factor can happen.

“I give the similar value to them and the similar credit score rating because of this of, everytime you see prime quality they’ve, starting from the keeper and ending with (Jamie) Vardy, they’re distinctive.”

Sunday’s fixture may be Leicester’s first league outing since thrashing Newcastle 4-0 on December 12 after fixtures in the direction of Tottenham and Everton had been postponed on account of Covid-19 concerns.

They returned to movement inside the League Cup in midweek nonetheless had been crushed on penalties by Liverpool in a quarter-final tie.

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