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Guardiola: Focus the key factor for City

Pep Guardiola says focusing on the next target in front of City is his only priority ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Premier League trip to West Brom.

City will travel to the Hawthorns on the back of a remarkable rune that has seen us record 10 successive victories in all competitions since we last failed to win – ironically in our home game with the Baggies in mid-December

But asked at his pre-match press conference what the secret was to maintaining that remarkable run, Guardiola had a simple answer.

“Focus and concentration and, believe me, this is the best advice - focus on the next one,” the boss asserted.

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“People want predictions of who will be champions, how many points etc. Focus on the next game. Now it is not about Sheffield United or Burnley - it’s about West Brom. That's the only way.

“I never say to the players 'Win five games in a row.' I say 'Win the next one and see how many we can win.'

“When you have won 10 games in all competitions, focus on the next one. That’s all that matters. After we see what happens. When you start to think ahead, you will lose a lot."

Play the video to watch Pep's press conference in full...

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