Friday, 23 February, 2018

Pablo Zabaleta Gave A Supremely Honest & Heartbreaking Interview On His City Farewell

Pablo Zabaleta Gave A Supremely Honest & Heartbreaking Interview On His City Farewell Pablo Zabaleta Gave A Supremely Honest & Heartbreaking Interview On His City Farewell
Kristopher Love | 19 May, 2017, 04:33

"I can not decide here because there are still a few more days to enjoy here as a Manchester City player".

"He admits he has needed time to adjust to English football €" speaking several times this season about the high number of contenders for the Champions League spots, and revealing surprise at how challenges that are fouls in Spain are allowed to go unpunished in the Premier League.

Man. City vs West Brom tonight at City of Manchester Stadium and the action kicks-off at 20:00 GMT. City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan was also spotted in the same place later on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola kept the media waiting on Tuesday night after failing to appear for his post-match press conference until well after 11pm, but when the Manchester City manager arrived he had the ideal excuse for his lateness after the victory over West Bromwich Albion. Hopefully they can win it one day because that is the competition we are looking for and this club is trying to win. It's the right time for me to move on but, believe me, I love this club. He is the third-longest serving player at the club behind Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany. "We will go to Watford to win the game and finish third".

He received a rapturous reception when he started to warm up on the touchline early in the second half and an even bigger ovation when he came on just after the hour mark.

A point at Watford on Sunday will guarantee a top-four place for Pep Guardiola's City, but they can secure third place - and, crucially, avoid the Champions League play-off round - if they win.

"I don't know how many chances we had and we didn't score many goals".

Manager Pep Guardiola did not stay entirely on message, naming the right-back among the substitutes, but a flowing first-half performance, featuring two goals in quick succession from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, headed off any potential discontent as Sergio Aguero led the line superbly. What I have done for the club is just what every single player should do for the team they are playing for.

"My favourite moments were when we beat Manchester United in the semi-final at Wembley and the first Premier League we won with Sergio Aguero's goal".

After the final whistle, Zabaleta was applauded onto the pitch at the end by the entire City squad, accompanied by son Asier and wife Christel and gave a touching farewell message to the adoring home fans who had sung his name from the first whistle to the last.

"I don't think we've shot ourselves in the foot in respect of not trying", said manager Tony Pulis.