Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says that his team are simply focused on winning matches rather than looking at the results of their title rivals.
The Citizens have seen their twelve point gap at the top of the table reduced significantly in recent weeks, following a draw against Southampton and a defeat at home to Tottenham, but Guardiola claims he isn’t bothered about the pressure from other teams:
“When we were clear I said we had to win a lot of games to be champions, I said it then, I say it now. Not just because of Liverpool and Chelsea. It’s a challenge, it’s nice. Many years winning the three PL in four years. We will drop points, keep going, and if there is a possibility to be champions we keep going.”
Guardiola and his City team have been in this position many times before so even though they may have a few wobbles along the way, they generally finish every season very strongly.
Three titles in his four previous campaigns as manager demonstrate that the Citizens couldn’t wish to have a better man at the helm than Guardiola. He will be looking to navigate his team through some challenging league fixtures in the coming weeks, with the Manchester derby next Sunday now the focus of attention.