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Pep Guardiola makes roaring claim about Man City’s strength

Manchester City is stronger and better in 2018-19 than their previous season, says manager Pep Guardiola.

City won the Premier League title with 100 points last season, but Pep Guardiola believes they are even better this time around.

The Catalan’s second campaign at the Etihad Stadium also delivered the EFL Cup as City finished a record 19 points clear of nearest challengers and neighbours Manchester United.

City lost just two league matches in 2017-18 – to Liverpool and Man Utd – but defeats to Chelsea and Crystal Palace this month mean they have already equalled that tally before the halfway stage of the season.

Nevertheless, Guardiola feels his side look stronger as they aim to achieve what no City team has done and win back-to-back Premier League crowns.

When asked by Sky sports Guardiola told.

In little details we are better than last season, which is normal because we have more time together. Our process, our build-ups, our high pressing. We can use different movements, we have more alternatives to defend into attack and we are more solid when we defend deeper.

When asked what impressed him so much about that record-breaking title-winning season.

Guardiola said: “It was our consistency. Of course, we dropped points, that happens, but after that we were always there, which was the most remarkable thing and what I give the most importance. 

Winning cups or the Champions League, that is six or seven games where you have to be good, but in the Premier League it can be every three days, which is why it is the title I like the most.”

Guardiola and his men are now 4 points off the Premier League summit, off of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. They will next take on 2015-16 champions Leicester City on their patch on Boxing Day.

Author’s take:

Guardiola’s squad were the runaway winners of the Premier League last season. But he claims, that his team has improved in small and different ways since the last triumph.

It is yet to be seen if City would be able to defend their League title from other clubs competitive enough!

 

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