Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on his City squad for their continued desire and hunger to be the best.
The Blues stunned as we knocked six past Chelsea at the Etihad, with Sergio Aguero netting three and equalling Alan Shearer’s record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks.
With City still alive in all four competitions, and the Carabao Cup final just around the corner, Pep was asked whether he saw a resemblance of his former Barcelona side to his current squad.
“The desire to want to do the best is incredible and similar,” Pep stated. “For us to get 100 points, break all records and continue to push them and push them.
“These guys work a lot. The only way I know is the more you win more you have to work.
“The only way we can maintain the level and compete against Tottenham and Liverpool. Liverpool have a bigger trophy room than us, so to be there (at the top of the Premier League table means a lot!”
David Silva started on the bench for the clash against the West London side, before replacing Fernandinho in the second half.
“I need David,” Pep responded when asked about leaving Silva out of the starting XI. “I miss him when he’s not playing, but sometimes I also don’t play Kevin or Sergio.
“To drop Gundogan is so difficult.
“David is best player in the world to play in those small spaces. He played last two games against Arsenal and Everton and was key, he was incredible. We have a lot of games left and a lot of players.”
Watch Pep’s full press conference in the video above…