Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that city rivals Manchester United may pip them to the Premier League crown.
The Etihad outfit are guaranteed the Premier League crown if they win three of their remaining league game this term.
And as the side square off against face Tottenham on Saturday at Wembley, the Spaniard is hoping his side does not slip again after three straight losses.
“It can happen. Football is emotional. We can only try to focus and win at Tottenham and then Swansea, ” the former Barcelona manager added.
“The fact is that since November or December we were already champions. When I heard pundits and fans in November they said it’s all done, it’s impossible for City to drop points. In one week we lost three games, that happened.
“We are able to win the two games [we need to confirm the title] and we will do that. We handled the pressure between the good and bad moments for the entire season, not just in this period.”
According to him, “Dealing with the end of season pressure is good for our future. We have to handle that. If we are not able to in the end and United win the league then all we can says is ‘congratulations’.
“Of course it can happen, I assure you. Real Madrid, many years ago, lose six games in a row and didn’t win the league. Of course it can happen, no doubts about that. The players know that, I don’t need to tell them.
“Never before in the NBA had one team in the final recovered from 3-1 down. One year ago Cavaliers won 4-3 against Golden State Warriors, winning three games in a row.”