Guardiola: Yaya can play at whatever club he wants
Mar 18 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named the Premier League manager of the month for February, while in-form Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane picked up his fourth player of the month award.
Leadbitter, whose inevitable booking eventually came at the end of the half, was employed more impressively when Middlesbrough finally troubled City midway through the half.
They reached the FA Cup semi-final after a 2-0 win away to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Guardiola's side, third in the Premier League table, then entertain fourth-placed Liverpool on Sunday, 19 March.
"When you are going to play the "eighth-finals" of the Champions League in Monaco, just the desire to be in the quarter-finals will put our little exhausted situation away". It is not easy to have faith when you are 4-0 down against PSG.
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As the USA central bank increased the federal funds rate, it also lifted its other interest rates by 25 basis points. Attention was also turning to Friday's G20 meeting in the German spa town of Baden-Baden, the first attended by U.S.
Caballero has replaced Bravo as first choice following a string of unconvincing displays from his colleague, although the Chile worldwide is poised to return against Middlesbrough.
While the visiting performance was surely good enough for Guardiola to temporarily forget his strained relationship with Karanka - something stemming from their respective Barcelona-Real Madrid pedigrees and associations with a certain Jose Mourinho - Boro's manager can expect awkward questions about his job security to resurface.
"The first step is you have to dream of being in the quarter-finals, you have to believe you can qualify. After that we are going to see".
It was a goal destined to further erode the fragile confidence of a Middlesbrough team that struggled to find an immediate response apart from two terrible tackles, one that earned a caution for Antonio Barragan and another that should have brought the same punishment for Grant Leadbitter. "We need to improve that, but I am happy and we can play Monaco". He has a big personality and this season, he is helping me by playing top, top football'. We are a team who needs to play to win the game.
"I think [Chelsea boss Antonio] Conte's cupboard is full, that's why they made a decision to give it to someone else", he said.