Pep Guardiola has defended his Manchester City players saying if anyone is not good enough for the club then it is him.
The City boss has been under intense pressure in Manchester this season as he has seen his side’s season unravel after an unbeaten start to the campaign.
City were thumped 4-0 by Everton in their last game and welcome Tottenham to the Eithad this weekend knowing their title challenge is fading.
Fingers have been pointed at City’s long list of under performing stars, but Guardiola insists it could be him that is not good enough.
‘They are good players,’ said Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola admits he worries he is not good enough for Premier League
‘I have respect for the guys, so why would I say the guys are not good?
‘So I don’t understand the lack of respect for the professionals when they have been amazing players, and [people saying] they are not good enough for me.
‘Maybe I am not good enough for them.
‘They are Manchester City players, top players.
‘They have a lot of quality.
‘They have shown that many times in the past and this season.
City are currently fifth in the table and ten points behind leaders Chelsea.
The Sky Blues are still just a win away from climbing up to second, but losses to Everton, Liverpool and Leicester City have seen their title challenge derail in recent weeks.