Pep Guardiola has opened up on Manchester City’s ‘beautiful’ run of form ahead of this weekend’s huge Manchester derby showdown at the Etihad.
Guardiola’s side face their second-placed city rivals this weekend having opened up a huge advantage at the top of the Premier League, the midweek win over Wolves extending the club’s winning run to 21 games across all competitions.
City are now just two wins from equalling Bayern Munich’s record for most consecutive wins by a side in Europe’s top five leagues, and six adrift of the world record set by Welsh outfit TNS.
The club’s imperious form has seen them storm to the summit and build a seemingly insurmountable lead, with City heading towards a third Premier League crown in four seasons and remaining in contention for the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, facing Spurs in the final of the latter competition next month.
Guardiola has now opened up on his side’s incredible consistency and level of performance, and says it is the desire in the dressing room that has set his side apart this season.
“It [desire] comes from wanting to compete with team mates and do the best we can,” said Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.
“People are saying nice things because we are winning. The smell when you win is beautiful but we can lose. That’s why our perspective is calm.
“We always think we can do better but it’s about how we handle good moments. When you win something, it doesn’t mean you will win in the future. We have been magnificent, no one can deny it, but you don’t win in March. I see something in the team. Everyone wants to win.”