Pep Guardiola has admitted Premier League leaders Chelsea are almost “unstoppable” in the title race.
Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Sunderland tonight left them eight points adrift of Chelsea, who play West Ham tomorrow night (8pm).
And City boss Pep Guardiola fears the gap is simply too much to retain any real hope of catching Antonio Conte’s side before the end of the season.
The Spaniard said: “[It’s] three more points. We are there behind, of course, Chelsea because they are almost unstoppable, but we are there for the rest of the teams.
“It’s a pity that the distance between Chelsea is so big, but that’s true. We started the season with 10 games winning, but our game was not like today.
“I feel we are playing quite well and that’s why we are getting results.
“But now, of course, we are in a position when you arrive in March and April, every game if you win, you stay; if you lose, you are out.
“In the Premier League, in the cup, in the Champions League. The players know, we know, the club knows, if we are not able to win the next game we will be out.”