Guardiola revels in Man City’s ‘amazing’ run

Date published: Thursday 14th December 2017 1:51

Pep Guardiola called Manchester City’s record of 15 consecutive Premier League wins “amazing” but wants his side to make it count.

City broke the 14-game winning streak set by Arsenal in 2002 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory away to struggling Swansea.

David Silva continued his recent fine scoring streak with a double, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero also on target.

“The record means a lot – to get 15 victories in a row is amazing,” City manager Guardiola said.

“Records are there to be broken but at this level today it is so competitive – the managers, the players, the analysts – and that means we are strong in the head.

“Normally you can decrease a little bit your concentration, but when you can do it 15 times in a row it means that every single day you are there.

“Of course I am proud of the record but it does not mean anything if we don’t win the title.

“We spoke about that in the locker room and we said to have a good recovery everyone because in three days we have another game against Tottenham.”

After the controversy of their weekend derby victory over second-placed Manchester United, there was an irony to Guardiola’s post-match press conference at the Liberty Stadium.

United manager Jose Mourinho had complained of the loud music being played in City’s dressing room, leading to reports of ugly scenes in the corridor and a Football Association investigation into the post-match events at Old Trafford.

Three days on from that and music could be heard coming from the adjacent City dressing room as Guardiola spoke to reporters, telling them it was: “No problem.

“We are so happy, we played really good – especially after the Old Trafford game.

“When Swansea defended deep we found the patience and the right moment when they pressed.

“We go to the ball like animals, in a good way, and we understood better the patience to attack in the right moment.

“They are hungry still and they want to win. That is the good thing.”

 


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