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Pep Guardiola hits back at Thomas Tuchel and Virgil van Dijk over Manchester City Covid jibes

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Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea manager, said this week that City had “not suffered from Covid like we did” and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk suggested the Premier League champions had been helped “enormously” by better luck with fewer cases and injury problems.

Pep Guardiola has issued a withering response to rivals’ claims that Manchester City’s stranglehold at the top of the Premier League is partly down to limited coronavirus cases and injuries.

City will move 13 points clear of second-placed Chelsea if they beat the European champions at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

I don’t know.

Maybe,” the City manager said, tongue in cheek.

We had injuries, we had Covid,” Guardiola said.

City had seven players and 14 staff, including Guardiola and his No 2 Juanma Lillo, isolating when they faced Swindon Town in the FA Cup last Friday.
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