Pep Guardiola has downplayed suggestions that Manchester City will run away with the Premier League title this season despite the league leader’s advantage at the top of the division.
City have emerged as the red-hot favourites to win a third Premier League crown in four seasons following an incredible run of form in recent weeks, winning 16 consecutive fixtures in all competitions to open up a seven-point advantage over Manchester United with a game in hand.
Guardiola’s side travel to face Everton tomorrow evening and will be looking strengthen their advantage at the top of the division, with the Spaniard admitting he has been pleased with his side’s run of form.
Guardiola has, however, downplayed talk that City will race away and be crowned champions, insisting the fortunes of his side could change quickly, his side having recovered from a stuttering start to emerge as title favourites.
“Everything we have done is because we run a lot and play good,” he told the media at his pre-match press conference. “Every game is tough, tomorrow will not be an exception. The next game is the important thing.
“You never get perfection. What we’ve done winning 16 in a row is a consequence of preparing as best as possible for the next game. Two months ago we weren’t in any thoughts of any person in world football about winning the Premier League.
“A lot of things can still happen. All that is in my head is Everton. We will drop points for sure. That is the moment I am expecting a reaction from all of us.”
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