The English champions saw their lead at the top cut to 6 points following Saturday's loss.Pep Guardiola has warned that Manchester City will need to "fight for every game" if they are to win the Premier League title.The reigning champions' lead at the top of the table was cut to six points on Saturday when they suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Tottenham on Sunday.
Guardiola's team have 12 games delegated play in the English top-flight and the coach insists his side will not have an easy journey to the title.
What has been stated?
" We need to defend every game and every game we are going to win we will be better," he informed reporters.
" I stated weeks ago we have to make a lot of points to be champions and this is what we will try to do." I think we carried out well-- honestly. I never ever stated the title race was over. It's normal. In January and February the teams at the bottom won their games due to the fact that everyone defend everything. It will be difficult. We understand it." But it happened. We lost a game. We will recover with training sessions and get ready for the next game."
What happened between Man City and Tottenham?
City went 13 games in a row without defeat heading into their clash against Antonio Conte's team.Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring for the visitors simply 4 minutes in, however Ilkay Gundogan pulled City level prior to half-time.
After Harry Kane brought back Spurs' lead, Riyad Mahrez thought he had actually sealed a point for the hosts when he converted a late penalty, however the England striker struck again to wrap up the win in stoppage time.
Guardiola added: "They defended in the 18-yard box and it was so hard.
" They enabled us to go outdoors and closed all the channels inside, and then after that they might keep up their quality however they didn't run much. It was challenging. Each time we played inside we had to then move outdoors and we arrived there and crossed. But for lots of factors we were not there to score.
" The very first goal originated from the quality they have and the second is tough to protect and the 3rd was our error. We were close to drawing, and maybe winning, however congratulations to Spurs."