Pep Guardiola has said he is confident that Manchester City can win the Premier League title this season.
The champions are third in the Premier League table as we reach mid-January, five points behind leaders Liverpool, with a game in hand. Guardiola’s side have found form in recent weeks, however, winning seven of their last eight games in all competitions.
City are aiming to become the first team in history to win four consecutive English top-flight titles, while victory this season would be a sixth Premier League title in seven seasons.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s trip to face Newcastle at St James’ Park, Guardiola said he is confident his team can be crowned champions again, as the Citizens look to build a ‘dynasty’.
“Right now, yeah. How many points left? 18 or 19 games? We are only five points behind, it is statistically possible,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.
“We want to make a legacy and dynasty.
“Is it realistic? At the moment, it’s far away so I don’t know.
“We haven’t had time mentally to recover from winning the Treble. I think the Club World Cup gave us an opportunity to find a spark.
“We’ve won two titles already this season. Right now Liverpool are playing unbelievable, they are back having their best moment in many years.”