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Guardiola: 'City can't relax for one second'

Pep Guardiola says that City 'cannot afford to relax for one second' in our pursuit of success this season.

The Catalan has overseen a record-breaking run of form over the past three months that has seen City rewrite English top-fight history by recording 20 consecutive wins across all competitions.

That incredible sequence of results has seen us move 12-points clear at the top of the Premier League and also step up our quest for success in the FA Cup, Champions League and Carabao Cup.


However, as he geared up for Tuesday night’s latest demanding league challenge at home to Wolves, the City manager insisted that his squad knew his relentless quest for improvement meant the players were only too aware he wants even more from them.

“We know each other quite well and they know in that moment how demanding I am - even now with the sunny days in Manchester that we cannot relax for one second,” Guardiola declared.

“Always we can do better… that is the target.

“As much as we win and as much as we get results, as much we have to demand and be over the players and say we can do better. That is the moment.

“This is the moment and when I feel that every player is thinking the job is done or how good it is, these guys are not going to play.

“I am so intuitive. I know exactly when the guys are not ready to continue what we need to do. I said before the champions are Liverpool so to do it we still have eight, nine or 10 games and it’s a lot.


“They are an incredible team that struggled for four or five games to win games. It happened to us too.

“It happened last season and the beginning of this season and we were unable to win three games in the first two months (of this season) so still I want more and tomorrow is a good example.

“Tomorrow is an incredibly tough game and next Sunday against United (will be too) - I saw how strong they were against Chelsea (on Sunday). Still a lot of nice things to play for."

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