Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that he wants his team to create a legacy where the fans remember them for having fun. The team is currently on top of the points table in the ongoing Premier League with 89 points from 36 matches. If they manage to defeat West Ham in their next game on Sunday, May 25, they will all but win successive titles.
Guardiola has had an impressive run with the team, having garnered as many as eight titles. But more than winning titles, the veteran wants fans to remember Manchester City as a team which had loads of fun.
“We have fun. That is the best legacy, when we are in something in our lives, doesn’t matter if professional, you have fun,” Guardiola was quoted as saying on Friday.
“Football is nice because behind you is a lot of people, our fans. I want City fans to say in that period we were fun, we play good, this is the best legacy. Emotional, give something unique watching our games, that is the best reward,” he stated.
West Ham have lost four out of their last five games and are placed seventh in the Premier League points table. However, Guardiola doesn’t want his team to undermine their opponent by any means.
“West Ham (have) done two extraordinary seasons, this season in the Europa League… An incredible season, so strong in all departments, set pieces, the quality upfront, with (Manuel) Lanzini, (Pablo) Fornals, (Jarrod) ) Bowen,” he said.
“A top side, difficult, but we know how important it is to get three points. An incredible step to try and finish the job at home (in the final game) with our people,” he added.
City will play their last game in the Premier League against Aston Villa on Sunday, May 22 at the City of Manchester Stadium.