Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed his team’s points target to win the English Premier League as Liverpool and Chelsea continue to chase.
The English champions are currently just six points ahead of Liverpool – who are second with a game in hand.
Pep shared his points target soon after the Cityzens took a shock 3-2 defeat from Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
The Spanish manager says his team needs up to 96 points to successfully defend what is the most challenging league title in the world.
“In football, everything can happen. The margin against Liverpool is nothing,” the 51-year-old said, per Marca.
“We have to win a lot – more than 90 points – 95, 96 to be champions.
“We can lose, but it’s the way we lose [that’s important]. You can lose in different ways. Many times, when we lose, we lose as a great team and we have to continue in this way.
“I said a few weeks ago that we needed a lot of points and that it was going to be so difficult because the teams we are playing are fighting for the Champions League or the Europa League or not to be relegated,” he concluded.
Up next for City is the trip to Frank Lampard’s Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.