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Guardiola says Premier League is the ultimate prize

Despite his Man City side picking up their first piece of silverware under his stewardship when they won the Carabao Cup last weekend and being many people favourites for this season’s Champions League, Pep Guardiola has revealed that he sees the Premier League as the most important title of all.

Although the former Barcelona coaches side will be aiming to restore their 16 point lead at the top of the league when they meet Arsenal at the Emirates tonight, he does not seem to think the title is in the bag just yet.

“To win more trophies is to win another game. In football, always forget what you have done, good or bad, and think in the next one.

“The fact we are fighting for the most important title of the season by far, the Premier League – more than the Champions League, more than the FA Cup, more than the Carabao Cup – is enough argument to focus and stay focused.

“Our next six fixtures are terrible in terms of the quality of the opponents. We have four (away) games and of course we have a good position but it is not already done. We have still to win five games, six games.

“When you think Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, (Manchester) United and our away games at Stoke City, who are playing (to avoid) relegation, and Goodison Park, where always it is so tough, we have a lot of tough games still to play and we have to remain focused.”

Man City of course eased past tonight’s opponents Arsenal 3-0 at Wembley last Sunday, and despite his protestations it would take a monumental collapse for Guardiola’s side not to be crowned Premier League Champions come May.

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