Pep Guardiola is not motivated by the prospect of beating his own individual record for consecutive league victories.
Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Newcastle on Wednesday looking to win their 18th Premier League game in a row.
The 17 they have won in succession to date is already a record for all English League football and also eclipses the 16 Guardiola achieved while in charge of Barcelona.
The next target for him might be to better the 19 he recorded as Bayern Munich manager, but he claims he does not want personal glory.
The City boss said:
“Since August we have won a lot of games, and that is why we are happy. Our lives are better when we win. It is simple like that.
“I am not going to sleep thinking about if I am going to break a record of my Bayern Munich time. Nothing special.
“Focus on Newcastle. That is the best thing.
“I could not see them over the last few days of this Christmas time. So now I’ll sit down with my staff with our laptops, try to discover what they do and keep our pace and intensity with and without the ball.”
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Pep “Our lives are better when we win, it’s simple like that. But I’m not going to sleep thinking about if I am going to break a record from my time at Bayern. It’s nothing special”
— The Pep (@GuardiolaTweets) December 25, 2017