A filthy night in the Bronx. Pep Guardiola is at Yankee Stadium to watch the last of a six-game Major League Baseball series between New York Yankees and New York Mets. The Manchester City manager is taking a break from the club’s summer tour, his side having lost the opener against Borussia Dortmund in Chicago two days earlier. Guardiola was to throw the opening pitch of the decisive game in the Subway Series, which the Yankees are leading 3-2 but incessant rain forces a postponement and he heads for the exit. What Guardiola does next signifies where his and City’s focus is going to be when the 2018-19 season begins a few weeks later. Before leaving to be driven back to the hotel Guardiola catches sight of the Carabao Cup and Premier League trophies, won by his team the previous season and on display at the stadium. He approaches them and, ignoring the Carabao Cup, leans forward and kisses the Premier League trophy. “I love this one,” he says, eyes sparkling. It leaves no doubt that, despite the Champions League being the major trophy that has eluded him at City, retaining the title is the No 1 priority for Guardiola… Read full this story
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