Pep Guardiola has downplayed suggestions the title is Manchester City’s to lose and that his side are ‘impossible’ stop this season.
Guardiola’s side are currently in the midst of a stunning run of form having won their past 17 fixtures in succession across all competitions, a midweek win at Everton moving the league leaders 10 points clear of Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.
With the club’s nearest challengers faltering behind them, many have suggested that Manchester City‘s march to a third Premier League crown in four seasons will become a formality with the Etihad outfit’s winning streak having shown few signs of slowing.
Guardiola’s team travel to face Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend and ahead of the clash the Spaniard has downplayed title talk, admitting there is still plenty to play for with several months of the season remaining.
“Ten days have changed everything,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.
“But we still have 42 points to play for. We have to focus on the next game and not listen to what people say.
“We are in February. It is still not spring and you win titles in summer time. There are a lot of games to come.”
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti lavished praise on City following his side’s defeat on Wednesday night, insisting the league leaders are ‘almost impossible’ to beat. Guardiola admits he appreciates the praise from his managerial counterpart but has refuted suggestions that City are unbeatable.
“I appreciate it but I don’t agree with him,” Guardiola added. “We can lose because the opponents are good.
“I love Carlo. He is an inspiration for me. But I don’t agree with him.”