Pep Guardiola was delighted with Manchester City’s ‘incredible week’ which culminated in the 6-0 hammering of Chelsea today.
It was a week that had the potential to be a bit of a banana skin for the reigning Premier League champions, with home games against Arsenal and Chelsea at either side of a tricky trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.
However, City came through it, collecting all nine points along the way, with today’s 6-0 win over Chelsea moving them back to the top of the league, and Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side.
“Incredible week, incredible game. We are lucky to score three from the first four actions. After 3-0 they were much better than us and after 5-0 it was not easy for them,” the Catalan boss told BBC Sport.
“Chelsea take the ball, play incredible, so that’s why I am very pleased after we played Arsenal, Everton and had a few days to recover.
“To scored six against Chelsea and the way we played, we had so much attention. We did it, it’s an incredible compliment to the players, they are outstanding.
“We spoke this morning, we trained set pieces, trained some movements and I never thought we would score this amount of goals.”
Sergio Aguero moved level with Alan Shearer having netter his 11th Premier League hattrick, and Guardiola praised the Argentinian’s ‘consistency’.
“I have said many times, Sergio scores every single season a lot of goals. I admire these kind of players, the consistency. Young players come but some stay for a long time, that is fantastic.”
“Top of the league, we have to wait to see when Liverpool go to Old Trafford as we have played one more game. They win that and they are leaders, with us behind. But I am proud.
“What we did last season, to still be there every single game, that means a lot to me. So 11 games, we are going to try until the end to retain the title.”