West Brom boss Tony Pulis has labelled Manchester City as the best team in Europe, and says his side will need to approach the game against the Sky Blues this weekend differently if they are to challenge.
Guardiola’s men sit top of the Premier League, 5 points off their rivals Manchester United. They are also top of their Champions League group, as well as going through to the League Cup quarter finals this week.
They have demolished sides that have come up against them this season, smashing sides such as Liverpool and Crystal Palace 5-0, as well as beating Stoke City 7-2 more recently. And Pulis says his Baggies side will be coming up against the best side in Europe this weekend.
“We’ll approach it a little bit different to normal,” Pulis told a news conference.
“I won’t say how we’ll do it or not do it. They’ve been special this year. We’ve watched lots of clips.
“The people who come to the ground tomorrow will watch a very, very good team. For me this is what it’s all about. Pitting yourself against the best.
“For West Bromwich Albion to be in a position to be playing, at the moment, the best team in Europe, at The Hawthorns is absolutely fantastic and everybody should go down there and relish it.
“Get behind the lads and let’s give it the best we possibly can.”
[Quotes via FourFourTwo]