Pep urges people not to compare Man City with Barca

Pep Guardiola has urged people now not to examine his prolific Manchester town side along with his former club Barcelona simply but.

unfastened-scoring city were remarkable in current weeks, thrashing Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace in their closing 3 surest League games by using an mixture score of 16-zero.

blended with a 4-zero dismantling of Feyenoord within the opening Champions League institution game, and a extra modest 2-1 victory over West Brom inside the Carabao Cup, metropolis’s momentum since the remaining worldwide wreck has been bold.

Guardiola, whose aspect welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Etihad on Tuesday, insisted that it changed into a ways too soon to examine the modern-day city antique to his preceding a success sides at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

“It’s too early to say, because i've gamers right here who I didn’t have inside the past,” he introduced.

“I don’t have players [here] i've in the beyond. So it’s hard for me to evaluate. [At Barcelona/Bayern] it become smooth to shield our ideas due to the fact we gained plenty of titles. here, we didn’t win in reality something so we’ll be judged on that.

“The high-quality fashion and a majority of these type of factors simplest i will communicate about that and that i shield one hundred in keeping with cent what I’m talking approximately. You [media] are disturbing titles, now not the [attractive] manner we play.

“that is what I have to attempt to win titles and for that, you need to win games.”

Spaniard Guardiola, while requested if the environment in the camp had changed much within the beyond three hundred and sixty five days at his pre-in shape news conference, brought: “maximum of the gamers are aware of it’s [only] September. The closing [few] years, metropolis constantly start properly and after we study the desk.

“It’s just September, [it’s] sport by using sport and we cognizance on all competitions now.

“the smiles have been on our faces closing season too. It’s clean. We’re triumphing. while [you’re] prevailing, it’s less complicated and all you [the media] are searching at and watching and pronouncing that’s right, that’s accurate is because we are prevailing. So we must keep doing that.

“that is the name of the game. We’re professionals and all the players are right here to win video games and after they win, their lives as specialists are higher.”

The town boss became at pains to warn his crew against the threat of underestimating Tuesday’s combatants from the Ukraine.

“each time I play Shakhtar, i have the identical feeling. once I faced them the first time, my crew went to see them and got here again and stated ‘wow’.

“towards Monaco, in one hundred eighty mins we're out because we performed awful for 45 minutes. Shakhtar deserve all my credit.”

Rumours that city have been discussing a brand new agreement with Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne, who's shriveled to Guardiola’s group till 2021, are what he and anybody at the membership wants, the Catalan admitted.

“I stated in my last press convention that the switch window closed on September 1 however I’m nonetheless running on it and, of course, like [any] club we want Kevin and the alternative [players] to stay so long as possible,” Guardiola said.

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