Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola does not expect his side to break any of the records they set while winning the Premier League title last season.
The Citizen’s were in imperious form throughout last season; dropping just 14 points from 38 games, scoring over 100 goals and collecting a record 100 points.
However, former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola is not expecting a repeat of that level of dominance during the upcoming campaign:
“It is impossible, almost impossible. My target now is to see the faces of my players in the next two weeks when they are together because we are here without 15 players. When we come back we have four or five days to prepare for [the Community Shield] against Chelsea and we are going to see their faces.
“The target is win the next game and how to prepare to win the game, that is the target. The records we took last season was a consequence of what we’ve done every single day. That is the point. If we are going to compare November, December, January, always comparing the position, we are going to lose all the comparisons with what we have done last season.”
City side have lost both their opening pre-season friendlies; 1-0 to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and 2-1 to Premier League rivals Liverpool, although Guardiola is still without several of his star players after their involvement at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer.