Pep Guardiola has hailed his Manchester City stars as ‘animals’ as they once again smashed their way through a league fixture in record-breaking style.
City beat Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday, setting a new record for consecutive wins in the Premier League. It means the Sky Blues sit top of the league by a whopping 11 point margin, and with not even half of the season played they are already being hailed as champions.
It has probably been City’s biggest week of the season so far, and they have certainly made a statement to the world.
Guardiola has praised his side for their performances, especially their most recent against Swansea, comparing them to animals.
“In history there have been some amazing teams – Liverpool, [Manchester] United with Sir Alex Ferguson, Chelsea with Jose Mourinho,” said Guardiola.
“A lot of good, good teams and we are the first ones to win 15 games in a row. Of course that will not make sense if we do not win the title, if we don’t win the title it will just be a record.
“This record will be broken but it will not be easy. When (my players) don’t have the ball they go to win it like animals. At this level it’s so competitive. That means we are strong in the head.
“It’s not easy after three days with what happened at Old Trafford, and it’s about mending physically and mentally to come here and play how we did.
“A lot [pleased me about the game]. We played so well, we attacked well inside and outside, we didn’t concede chances too much and of course, if the fans are happy, we’re happy as well.
“Today [against Swansea], the game was on our mind. It was the team at the top of the league playing the team at the bottom and we knew if we do what have to do, we can win.
“That’s why everything was on our mind because three days ago, we were at Old Trafford and in three more days, Tottenham come to us so this middle game could have been a little bit tricky.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]