Tonight we have one of the toughest games of the season when Newcastle will meet runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
As well as easily reaching the group stages of the Champions League under manager Pep Guardiola this season they have won 18 of their 19 league games and drew the other one at home to Everton 1-1.
They have won their last 17 league games in a row, and there will be a huge worldwide TV audience for this one Premier League game tonight.
Newcastle, therefore, have a great chance to stop City’s winning run and raise our image on the world stage.
Pepe Guardiola – Manchester City manager
It will be very very difficult to get anything out of the game tonight, but not impossible.
This is what Rafa has said in the Mirror about this game and whether the City team could be the best team ever in the Premier League:
“You can prepare the best tactics in the world and you can still lose. The majority of the games it depends on the players.
“They make the difference. We will try obviously to enjoy a couple of days and prepare in the best way possible. It’s difficult but we will see.”
“Anything is possible. We will try to do it for sure.”
“I know him and I know people in his staff – Rodolpho Borrell and Lorenzo Buenaventura. They were in my staff in Liverpool.”
“It’s too early to say if they are the best Premier League team ever. We will have to see at the end of the season.”
“If they continue winning and playing well, people will be talking about that.”
“But the main thing is to be consistent for years, not just to win one or two years.”
After the games yesterday we remain in15th place, but we are now just one point above the drop zone.
It would be good to get something out of the game tonight.
And then we have Brighton at home on Saturday and Stoke away on New Year’s Day before we meet Luton at home in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
Howay The Lads!!