Manchester City, Pep Guardiola said he hasn’t spoke with his players since the defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Cityzens welcome Newcastle at home in the Round 36 fixtures of the Premier League. A slip against Newcastle could see Liverpool who are one point behind Man City go top of the group.

Asked what he said to the players to motivate them ahead of the game on Sunday, Guardiola said : “Nothing. No words can help to feel what we all feel. Just time, sleep as best as possible and think of the next target.

“Tomorrow is the next day we’re together, we’ll talk who we are as a team, what we’ve done to get to semi-finals of CL, how good we have been in these two games and the whole season.

“Of the moments I’m manager these are the moments I’m most proud to be here. I’m not thinking about the title, I’m thinking about Newcastle, focus on the team and Eddie Howe. After, this is what is in my mind. Not necessary to think just in case, we achieve what it is.

The Spanish manager also talked about De Bruyne’s availability for the game on Saturday.

“He’s (De Bruyne) good, it was tactical.”