Manchester City’s recent poor run of results could reignite their season. That’s the belief of manager Pep Guardiola and he may be proven correct. After going four Premier League games without a win the treble winners face Luton Town at Kenilworth Road tomorrow. It looms as a key game in Manchester City’s season. They are in desperate need of three points to restore confidence amongst the squad.
After the euphoria of last season’s treble and a 6 game winning streak in the Premier League to start the season City have fallen back into the pack of late. Three consecutive Premier League draws against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham came before Wednesday night’s loss to Aston Villa. The poor run has seen the champions drop to fourth on the table. They currently sit 6 points behind league leaders Arsenal before a ball is kicked this weekend. But the poor run may be what was required to refocus the treble winners squad after such a successful campaign last season.
Speaking pre-game ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Kenilworth Road Pep Guardiola believes the poor run may benefit his team. He said: “After the last few years we need it and then we can come out of here, otherwise nothing will change. We’re in December, not even finished the first leg, a lot of games to play, Champions League, FA Cup we play Huddersfield, there are many exciting things ahead of us that we have to embrace. With that in mind say: ‘okay let’s work’. The club needs it. We need a shake, bad results can help that.”
The poor run may be something looked back upon at season’s end that was a turning point in Manchester City’s season. A win tomorrow may kickstart the champion’s season.