Guardiola says record-breaking Man City won’t rest on their laurels

Issued on: 01/03/2021 – 18:00Modified: 01/03/2021 – 17:58

London (AFP)

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City don’t have any time to take in the plaudits throughout their record-breaking run because the Premier League leaders chase an unprecedented quadruple.

City have set a report for an English top-flight workforce after reeling off 20 successive victories in all competitions.

It is the third-best successful streak amongst groups in Europe’s main 5 leagues, behind solely Bayern Munich’s 23 in a row in 2020 and Real Madrid’s 22 successive victories in 2014.

City are 12 factors clear on the prime of the Premier League, face a League Cup last date with Tottenham and stay in rivalry to win the Champions League and FA Cup.

But City boss Guardiola has no intention of letting his gamers get distracted by the reward with a frantic schedule forward of them.

“We haven’t got time,” Guardiola mentioned forward of Tuesday’s Premier League conflict with Wolves. “There are many video games, each three days a recreation, so we’ve got to rest and consider the following one.

“We are delighted with what we’ve got achieved to date, we can’t deny it. If no workforce has achieved it earlier than it means how tough it’s.

“But, on the finish, what counts on this planet is in case you elevate the trophies or not. Still we can’t sit down on the couch and say how good the whole lot is.”

West Ham supervisor David Moyes described City as one of the best facet in Europe after the London membership have been crushed 2-1 on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

But Guardiola insisted that accolade was untimely.

“The greatest workforce in Europe is Bayern Munich as a result of they gained the whole lot, they’re one of the best. In England the champions are Liverpool, they’re one of the best,” Guardiola mentioned.

“The crown, if you wish to take it, it’s important to win. In February, March nobody is champion.”

Guardiola, whose facet are chasing a 3rd English title in 4 seasons, mentioned there have been nonetheless numerous factors nonetheless to play for.

“There are powerful opponents,” mentioned the Catalan. “When you could have 10 factors left, or 12 or 15, it’s one other difficulty however, with 36, it’s many.

“We know the way necessary this week is, with Wolves, (Manchester) United and Southampton earlier than travelling to Fulham, these three video games at residence.

“If we’re capable of do what we need to do we are going to make an unimaginable step however we’ve got to do many issues nonetheless.”

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