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Allardyce is a genius-Guardiola

Monday25 January 2021 | 19:19
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described West Brom boss Sam Allardyce as a genius.

Manchester City will face West Brom tomorrow night at the Hawthorns. This is a very important game for both teams as Manchester City climb to the top of the table with a win in this game and West Brom, on the other hand, desperately needs three points to escape the relegation zone.

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce replaced Slaven Bilić in December to take charge of The Baggies. Guardiola believes that it is very difficult to take on such a heavy responsibility in the middle of the season.

"

It is not easy to take over a team during the season, but against Wolves, Liverpool, other clubs, he got good results,

” Guardiola told Sky Sports . “

Sam Allardyce is a genius to take these teams when everyone believes it is over and get results

.”

"

The results give you an incredible boost, an incredible confidence,

” Guardiola said.

“What is first - do results make you play good, or do you play good if you get results? I think both are connected.

"We are just at the end of January, so it is just West Brom, trying to analyse them and make a good game to get another victory."

Manchester City need only one win to take the lead, but Guardiola believes it is pointless to talk about the position of the teams at this point in the season.

The leader is United,”

he said. “

They are top of the league. The moment we have all games together we will see

.

"Now we are not top of the league and the difference [to] third, fourth, fifth and sixth is so close, so narrow. But I didn't look at the table much when we were 12th and eight or nine points behind the leaders, and now is the same.”

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