Of course, if City finishes second or wins the Champions League, as is very likely for the season, they might not be able to compete with Europe next season. The call on all of this is coming soon and Guardiola thinks it will be aaaaaaaalright.
” We are ready. I have a lot of confidence and I trust the people that we will be allowed to play in the Champions League, because we want to be on the field for these years. ”
“Hopefully on July 13 we will know the resolution for the club – all the workers, the players and everyone here, the staff – to try to continue to grow as a club in the years to come. ”
Southampton only need to gain 17 points in their five remaining games (15 points remaining), so it takes snookers to qualify for the Champions League, making it an unrealistic ambition. Simply performing enough for potential recruits to join the Ralph Hassenhuttl express train is the priority – Southampton’s screening and transfer activities in the coming months will determine where to go.
The game is live on BBC One tonight (and iPlayer), which is a nice change from the Sky Sports and BT Sport experts we’ve been so familiar with in recent weeks. They do, however, use false sound in their shows, so if like me you choose to avoid that if possible, I think there’s an option on the red button or something similar to mute a crowd of Fifa 20.
Kick-off is at 7 p.m., stay with us for all the action.