Guardiola knows it’s just the beginning

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and SSC Napoli at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola said that there’s “no sense” talking about his side building a dynasty as they haven’t won a single trophy yet. Manchester City are at the top of the Premier League table by two points and they won their three opening matches in the Champions League – so there have appeared few predictions saying that the Citizens could dominate domestic football.

The Spaniard knows that it’s just the start of the season and he has to remain concentrated, according to ESPN“Firstly, to dominate before you had to win titles, and when you win you have to win the second one, the third one and the fourth one. And when that happens you can be considered dominant, but not one team has won a title in October. There’s no sense to talk about that.”

He also said: “We can talk about Chelsea, who dominated last season, they won 13 or 15 games in a row, and how difficult that is to do in this country, but they were able to do that. I give Antonio [Conte] and his team a lot of credit to be able to do that. Now we’re just in October, of course we are in good shape, in good momentum, but to say dominate you need titles, a lot. Not one, not two, a lot, and still we haven’t won one.”

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The Spanish coach knows that the season is very long and there is still a lot of space for a potential failure: “We are in October, we cannot expect to finish the season like we have done in the last month when we won all the games, it’s impossible in football in the high level,” he said. But I want to see how we are going to react in that moment we drop points, we will see how strong we are because teams always show in the bad moments.

“When everything is going well, winning three or four, okay, it’s important but it doesn’t count for much. How you do in the bad moments is important.”


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