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What Man City boss Pep Guardiola admires about Scott Parker’s Fulham

What Man City boss Pep Guardiola admires about Scott Parker’s Fulham

Fulham vs Manchester City

Saturday’s Premier League action draws to a close at 8 PM UK time, when Fulham play host to Manchester City.

Man City head into the tie with the Premier League title all but wrapped up.

At present, the Sky Blues boast a 14-point lead over 2nd-placed Manchester United, though the Reds do have a game in hand.

Regardless, when considering City’s recent form, despite a rare blip against United, it is hard to see anyone catching them now. Pep Guardiola’s men are the top scorers in the English top-flight, and are also in possession of the best defensive record.

Fulham, meanwhile, have found form over the last few months, and are close to exiting the bottom-three.

The Cottagers sit in 18th at present, but are only behind Brighton on goal difference (though the Seagulls do have a game in hand).

Guardiola praises Scott Parker

Ahead of Saturday’s tie, Man City boss Pep Guardiola has been praising Scott Parker’s Fulham.

The Spaniard highlighted the Londoners’ willingness to stick with their style of football, even when things are not going well, along with their ‘courage’:

“Since day one, Fulham have played incredibly well.

“In English football, there are incredibly good managers… Many of them have the courage to play. What I admire is that when it is not going well they continue to do it and at the end the results come.

“I have the feeling that all the new generation of managers have this quality. All the managers in Germany and Spain, play like they manage Bayern Munich.

“I think all the new generation of managers are saying ‘we’ll do our game rather than wait to see what the opponents do’.”

Quotes via the Evening Standard.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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