Mens Team

Guardiola: Winning is so addictive!

Pep Guardiola says his hunger and desire to help City achieve more silverware burns as brightly as ever in the wake of his latest remarkable career landmark.

Last Saturday’s vital 1-0 win over Sheffield United saw the City boss chalk up his 500th career win as a manager as well as creating yet more English history in steering the Club to a record nine wins throughout January.

In the course of those 500 career victories, the boss has already secured an incredible 29 major trophies during his illustrious time in charge at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City.

And asked at his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday night’s trip to Burnley how he maintained that drive, Guardiola revealed that his appetite to succeed was as insatiable as ever.


“You feel better when you win. When you win it is so addictive and you want to win again and again and again. When it comes to titles you want more,” Guardiola asserted.

“Especially because the players are good and the clubs where I have worked have been so good. This is the only reason. All athletes prefer to win than lose.

“It comes from there.

“Always I have the feeling that I can lose a game. That’s what drives you.

“Insecurity and fear and being scared that you can lose a game.

"Everyone is the same. Why should you stop if you are able to win? It comes from there.”


City’s form over the past two months has been little short of extraordinary with Guardiola’s side chalking up 12 consecutive victories across all competitions.

But as he looked ahead to another demanding month, with City facing at least seven games across February, the boss said there were still ways he felt his players could improve.

“Absolutely. Six weeks ago we were not contenders for anything, six weeks later we are. Everything can change so quick," the City manager asserted.

“We could drop points. Only I am concerned about Burnley. That’s all.

“When you start to think about the next game you can drop points. All I am concerned about is Sean Dyche’s team, making a good selection and winning the game.”

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