Pep Guardiola: ‘Norwich clash a trial for Real Madrid meeting’

    City host the Canaries in a fairly useless contest in the final round of Premier League games.

    Pep Guardiola has informed his Manchester City players Sunday’s go to of Norwich is a trial for next month’s crunch clash against Real Madrid

    City host the Canaries in a relatively-meaningless contest in the final round of Premier League games.

    Guardiola’s side are already guaranteed of second place, while bottom side Norwich have long accepted relegation as their fate.

    However while there might be bigger drama in other places on Sunday, Guardiola is figured out to hone up for the postponed Champions League last-16 second leg against the Spanish giants at the Etihad Arena on August 7.

    City will protect a 2-1 lead after their spectacular triumph at the Bernabeu in February and players, after last week’s frustrating FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal, will be playing for their locations this weekend.

    Guardiola stated: “I understand them rather well however this game against Norwich and the way they are going to train this week– I am going to be taking note for who is more able to play against Madrid.

    City claimed a spectacular triumph at the Bernabeu (Nick Potts/PA)

    “Every day will be an exam for me to see who is ready to play this game. I would say against Arsenal we were not ready, against Watford a little bit better, but still we need to improve.”

    City were impressive in winning the title for the past 2 seasons however their quote for a 3rd in succession started to unwind early this term.

    Norwich might eventually have actually discovered the leap too big after last season’s promo however their spectacular triumph over City at Carrow Roadway in September developed shockwaves.

    It was the first of 9 losses suffered by City in an all of a sudden weak title defence.

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    “We lost there, that game showed our inconsistency this season,” stated Guardiola, whose side have actually still notched 97 goals en path to a comfy runners-up finish.

    ” The last game was the first time we won 4 games in a row. Last season we did 14 (in a row) and prior to that18 We have actually not corresponded.

    “It’s the last game at home. We want to win, maybe score 100 goals again and then prepare for the game against Madrid.”

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