Premier League: Manchester City not the best team but Chelsea are, says Pep Guardiola
- Updated: February 11, 2022
Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he is not concerned about the ‘best team’ tag despite looking set to win another league title this season.
Manchester City are runaway leaders at the top of the Premier League table but manager Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League side are not the best team in the world. City hammered Brentford 2-0 on Thursday in their league game at home to get to 60 points in 24 matches, extending the lead at the top of the league table to 12 points.
Pep Guardiola’s men are followed by Liverpool who are sitting at the 2nd spot with 48 points with 2 games in hand over the league leaders.
Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne scored a goal each as City extended their unbeaten run to 14 league games.
“We are not the best team in the world. The best team is Chelsea, who won the (European) Champions League, or River Plate, who won in South America,” Guardiola said on Thursday.
“I don’t know. The important thing is we won the game and in three days we go to Norwich (City) and have to win again.
“This type of thing about who is the best, I don’t care. Just be happy and try to play better every day. And at the end, we will see.”
Guardiola, one of the most successful football managers in the world, is yet to win a Champions League title with City, who finished as runners-up last season.
Guardiola’s men will take on Sporting FC in the Round of 16 of Champions League 2021-22 and the City boss said their focus is on doing well in the elite European competition.
“We are in a good position, 60 points at the moment,” Guardiola added.
“We have to qualify for the Champions League (next season) because that is the most important target and then arrive in the last few games fighting for the title. This is what I want to do.”
City next face a trip to Norwich City for their Premier League game on Saturday.
Source : IndiaToday