Reuters SHAUN BOTTERILL
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said he was amazed at his team’s impressive performance as the rest of his rivals faltered in the Premier League, but he was confident that the winning streak will stop someday.
City won its 18th in a row in all competitions when it beat Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday evening, to dominate the top of the competition by ten points ahead of its closest competitors.
Guardiola’s side, which lost the last time in November, have 59 points from 25 matches, after Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the match to make City win its 13th in a row in the Premier League.
“The number will stop one day and we will lose matches,” Guardiola said after winning the Emirates Stadium.
He added, “I am amazed and happy that at a time when everyone in the world is suffering, and all the teams in the world are wasting points, we have been playing steadily at the level over the last two months … and people talk a lot about the record and the victories, but to do that you need to.” Winning matches like this and achieving many, many victories. “
Guardiola said that Sergio Aguero, City’s historic scorer, who has not played since January 3 due to a series of injuries and his suffering from “Covid-19”, is close to returning to the stadiums, and stated in this regard: “I look forward to his participation. We cannot forget that he is.” He missed a long time due to injury and he will only regain his rhythm when he gets minutes of play.
He continued, “As soon as I can do that, I will make him play because he deserves, and I want to. I want to tell him to continue his hard work because his time will come.”