Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola said that he will leave the club if he cannot deal with the lack of motivation of the players.
Man City is currently second in the Premier League standings, 5 points away from Arsenal.
However, the Citizens struggled in their recent matches. They lost the Manchester derby after leading the game and were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Southampton. On Thursday, Man City was trailing 2-0 to Tottenham at one point but managed to turn the game around in the second half and won the match 4-2.
Guardiola admitted that he and the players suffer from a lack of motivation after having had success in the past. Furthermore, he said that he will leave the team if he cannot fix the problem.
“I won four La Liga titles in Spain in a row, and it was not the same going for the fifth. I was not starving enough — too much caviar! Real Madrid beat us to the league that year. I understand how my players feel, but I am here to stop it. The chairman knows that. I want to be here otherwise I would have not have signed [a new contract], but if I lose the team, I lose something. I cannot be here.
“The club has to move forward. These goals we have given away like the second against Manchester United are not acceptable. Our fans want the second half against Spurs more often. This is what we have to do.”