Guardiola goes tough on players

By Daily Sports on September 26, 2017

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Pep Guardiola on Monday warned his on-fire Manchester City team they must guard against complacency or risk seeing a great start to the season disintegrate once again.

City are top of the Premier League after winning five and drawing the other of their opening six matches, while also enjoying victories over Feyenoord in the Champions League and West Brom in the League Cup.

However, Guardiola, whose side take on Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, is wary after seeing City end up without a trophy last season despite winning their opening 10 matches in all competitions.

The club endured a similar disappointment the season before that, under Manuel Pellegrini, when they won their first five Premier League matches and yet ended the campaign in fourth.

"It is better to be in the position we are, but it's just September," he told reporters in Manchester at his pre-match press conference. "There is a long time to go, and a lot of games still to play.

"The players know it is September. In the last few years Manchester City have always started well and after that were not able to achieve the results. We go game by game and focus on all competitions."

The City boss said the atmosphere within the squad was good because the team had started the season so strongly.

"When we win, then things always seem easy. We are looking at things, observing them and saying that is good, because we are winning.

"All we have to do is keep going. That is the secret. We are professionals and all the players are here to win games." © AFP

•Photo shows Man City manager, Pep Guardiola.

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 26, 2017


 

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