Raheem Sterling looks dejected during the Manchester derby as City suffered a 2-1 defeat Getty Images – Getty Guardiola insisted it would be crazy for Man City to think about the title with Liverpool 14 points ahead Trevor Sinclair says Man City should go for Mauricio Pochettino if Pep Guardiola leaves next summer“He’s either playing mind games with his own players or he’s basically preparing the fans for failure in Europe.“I think it’s appalling.”Watch a clip of Adrian Durham on Drivetime above But what was more concerning was the manager’s further comments that the current Man City team is apparently ‘not able to compete’ with the best teams in Europe.He then listed a number of clubs he believes are a step ahead of his side, which included Barcelona, Liverpool and Man United.Those remarks have led to criticism of the boss, who has been branded a ‘fraud’ and ‘Fraudiola’ throughout his career, having only coached at already-winning clubs with huge financial backing.And talkSPORT host Durham believes the Spaniard is ‘waving a white flag’ amid suggests he could soon decide to leave his role at the Etihad Stadium.Speaking on Monday’s Drivetime, Adrian said: “While I’ll applaud Solskjaer because the result means so much to the red half of Manchester, I think you really have to look at Pep Guardiola here, because he just did not have an answer.“It didn’t even look like he was trying to come up with answer to what was going on in front of him. 2 2 Adrian Durham believes Manchester City should be very concerned about the ‘appalling’ comments Pep Guardiola made following Saturday’s derby defeat to Manchester United.After the defending champions’ 2-1 home defeat to their rivals, Guardiola conceded it was ‘not realistic’ to still think about the Premier League title race after it left them 14 points adrift of leaders Liverpool. Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 13.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen “I think that should concern Man City’s board and it should concern the fans as well.“Look at his comments afterwards – he basically waves the white flag and says ‘we’re not going to win the title’.“How easy is that? We’re not even at Christmas and he’s virtually given up the title already? He’s going down without even a fight!“He’s also brought up how Barcelona and Liverpool play and he says ‘we’re struggling to cope with that in Europe’ as well.
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