Ahead of their match on Sunday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and football pundit Gary Neville have highlighted the strength of Everton’s home performances, writes the LiverpoolEcho.
The upcoming game has implications for both teams, as City looks to strengthen their position at the top of the table and Everton tries to avoid relegation. Before hosting City, Everton has a match against Brighton & Hove Albion tonight. Mikel Arteta, a former Everton player and current Arsenal manager, will be hoping for a favorable outcome from the match as Arsenal chases the top teams.
However, both the Sky Sports pundit and Guardiola agree that Everton should not be underestimated. Neville commented, “Everton away next weekend for Manchester City. Something could happen, it’s that type of stadium Goodison Park, it’s a bit crazy sometimes.” Meanwhile, the league leaders shift their focus to their upcoming Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid before they travel to Merseyside.
The match against Everton could be crucial in the title race, as the Toffees could potentially disrupt City’s aspirations. Guardiola cautioned his players against underestimating Dyche’s side.
He said: “After Madrid we have five days to recover, 1 hour 50 minutes to Goodison and win.
“Every time we win, we’re closer to something exceptional. We’re not going to drop because we don’t want it. We have to be serious. We have to do it”