Manchester City have plundered an astonishing 15 goals in their last 3 games without conceding one. Pep Guardiola’s men look robust in their attacking ways and one can safely bet on that strong backline of Otamendi, kompany and Walker. They have spent huge in their defence recruitments which is now paying back.

But the City boss has admitted his side are still far from the best and will have to improve on certain areas before declaring themselves a winner contender. After investing over £120 million on full-backs City’s start to the season has been thundering and they currently share the top spot in the league with arch rivals Manchester United.

Sergio Aguero has found his form back this season and has been brilliant with his strides so far. Just when the fingers were being pointed at him, the striker has responded with his foot. The side which has got plenty upfront with Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling all in rhythm has been on a scoring rampage. They have thrashed Liverpool, Feyenoord and Watford in their last three games by a goal difference of 4 and above.

Guardiola however is not yet convinced with superiority of his side and said they are still behind the likes of reigning champions Chelsea. On being asked about his team’s title chances this season the Spanish manager said, “We will see. But I think we’ve made a step forward in terms of last season.”

Despite scoring a number of goals and lining up a full strength squad Pep Guardiola believes improvements shouldn’t stop at the club “even If it looks like we cannot improve, off course we can improve”, he said after his side’s dominating win against Watford on Sunday.

“My feeling now is that everybody knows what we have to do, the players know what they have to do, with, without the ball in transition. And that’s so important.

“We weren’t good enough last season, Chelsea and Tottenham were better. You have to accept it.

“You have to accept sometimes the opposition is better. Then you analyse why to improve for the future.

“In an athlete’s career there are maybe 10 or 15 percent happiness moments, you lose more than you win. So you’ve got to enjoy it when you win.”

Without a doubt this City side looks one of the best in recent years and with a manager of Guardiola’s stature guiding the players, fans are expecting the Citizens to lift the title. Several football pundits have also betted their money on them.

Things will get clearer as the season progresses and the competition heats up.

 

First Published | 18 September 2017 6:16 PM
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