‘We can do better’ – Pep Guardiola won’t let Man City stars relax for one second

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Pep Guardiola insists he will not allow his Manchester City players to relax for even one second as they chase glory on four fronts.

City have won their last 20 matches in all competitions to raise the possibility of winning an unprecedented quadruple.

They have a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League heading into Tuesday’s clash with Wolves at the Etihad Stadium but Guardiola is not being complacent and is demanding further improvement.

“Especially in the areas of the performance of the individuals, we can improve. Every player can improve. Every player feels, ‘I can improve in some details’.

“When every individual player can improve, the team will improve. That’s why always we can do better. That is the target.

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

“The moment when I feel that everyone is thinking the job is done, or how good it is, this guy is not going to play.

“I’m so intuitive to know exactly the guys who are not ready to continue what we have to do.”

City made a slow start to the season but are now unbeaten in 27 games
City made a slow start to the season but are now unbeaten in 27 games (Clive Brunskill/PA)

Prior to that, their start to the season had been an indifferent one with points dropped in five of their opening eight Premier League games.

The picture may have changed in City’s favour, but Guardiola is wary of how quickly things can be undone.

He said: “The champion is Liverpool, we are not. To do it we still have to win eight, nine or 10 games and that’s a lot of games.

“There are incredible teams who have struggled for four or five games to win games. That can happen to us too.

“Last season it happened, at the beginning of this season it happened. We were unable to win three games in a row in the first two months.”

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