Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has challenged his players to work collectively to re-show their fluid style of play, saying they cannot expect Santa Claus to deliver goals as a Christmas present .
City have scored just 19 goals in 13 Premier League games this season, in contrast to their previous three campaigns during which they recorded 37, 40 and 42 in a single leg.
“Our game is to come back because the goals don’t come from Santa Claus as current. They come from our performances,” Guardiola told a news conference on Friday.
“There is no doubt about our mindset. We must refresh our philosophy and have some things to read.
“The challenge right now is to score more goals and we will improve our level of play by the game.”
City, eighth in the league table, will host Newcastle United on Saturday before traveling to play Everton at Goodison Park on Monday.
Guardiola emphasized the importance of winning the game during the festive period as his team led Liverpool with eight points, even though there was one game in hand.
City showed signs of returning to their best form when they scored in a 4–1 win over Arsenal in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, with Academy graduate Phil Foden scoring a goal and an assist in the second half.
Guardiola honored the 20-year-old as one of the most talented young players.
He has incredible energy as a player. But in the final decision, for the final pass, you have to slow down a bit, ”Guardiola said.
“But we will be incredibly patient with him. I know that we can trust and rely on Him all the time. “
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