Pep Guardiola: There is much more to come from Man City | Football News

Man Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola insists his aspect can nonetheless get higher, regardless of their present 24-match unbeaten run which they may search to increase at Arsenal on Tremendous Sunday.

Metropolis grew to become the primary top-flight crew to win their opening 10 matches of a calendar yr after beating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on Wednesday night time, a victory that moved Guardiola’s aspect 10 factors away from rivals Man Utd on the high of the Premier League.

Although, the Catalan believes there may be room for enchancment from his aspect to ensure that them to proceed their successful run.


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“We might be crushed,” Guardiola tells Sky Sports activities. “Right this moment, if we’ve got a recreation. Each single recreation I play, each single recreation, I feel we might be crushed if we do not do what we’ve got to do.

“To play each recreation, simply to get one other good efficiency and three extra factors and victories, that helps us to get confidence and consider we will do it many times.

“I do not really feel happy, not absolutely completed. To say it is sufficient. I nonetheless really feel we’ve got a margin to enhance. And do it once more. And that is essentially the most tough factor.”

Nonetheless, regardless of having opened up an enormous 16-point lead over champions Liverpool, Guardiola just isn’t taking something without any consideration within the title race with 14 fixtures remaining within the season.

“I cannot deny that may be a good run, long way, however I can’t deny additionally, larger, larger, stronger, that there’s 42 [points] to play for, and when there may be 42 to play, with 10 in entrance – that isn’t a lot,” he says.

“Ten factors is way, 42 to go, it is not. Drop two outcomes, you might be caught up, so be calm and consider the following one. That is finest.”

Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan is Metropolis’s main scorer within the Premier League, along with his 11 objectives all coming in his final 12 appearances

A part of the explanation for Metropolis’s beautiful outcomes of late has been the eye-catching type of each Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden.

Extremely, the German – who’s a doubt for Sunday’s journey to the capital – is Metropolis’s main scorer within the Premier League, along with his 11 objectives all coming in his final 12 appearances, a run that has even shocked his supervisor.

“Yeah, a bit of bit – that is true,” Guardiola admits. “We all know one other high quality from Gundogan, we all know it. He can rating objectives for us but it surely’s a shock, a welcome shock.

“It occurred as a result of he is taking part in near the field and he has unimaginable sense to attain a objective.”

Guardiola is equally delighted with Foden’s contributions this season.

“To start with, it depends upon him,” he says. “The remainder is the standard of the paper. I did not educate him ‘dribble, shoot for Phil Foden’.

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“It is true [that he’d play with kids in the park]. Every part comes from there. The one factor is he has to know he would not play alone, he performs with team-mates – the motion and concepts, to win collectively, to grasp it as a lot as potential.”

In north London on Sunday afternoon, Guardiola will, after all, come up towards Mikel Arteta, his one-time apprentice on the Ethihad.

The Metropolis boss is fast to acknowledge the significance of the duo’s partnership throughout their vastly profitable time working collectively in Manchester.

“Since he left, I’ve stated how vital he’s,” he says. “Each recreation he performs, that Arsenal performs, you realise he is higher than the opponent. Typically you do not win video games. You struggle to get what you deserve and generally that does not occur.

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“However I see what Arsenal have completed within the final couple of months, they’re higher than the opponents. Each supervisor wants time. Arsenal will give him that. Inside a really quick interval, they are going to be extremely laborious to beat, and a contender for titles.”

On the Emirates this weekend, we are going to discover out if the apprentice can get the higher of his grasp…

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