Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players that they must maintain their consistency to keep their position at the top of English football. Pep has seen his side win five of the past six Premier League titles and they are chasing a record-breaking fourth consecutive this season.
In his press conference before City’s clash with Chelsea Guardiola had a message for his players. He told them that the consistency must remain for them to stay at the top. He said: “Always we remind ourselves, last day we qualify (for the Champions League knock-out stages) it’s normal, celebrate. I said to the players to celebrate because one day maybe we won’t be there. If we stop doing what we do or the opponents are better than us, we won’t be there. What you did in the past doesn’t mean you can’t go down, and the down is always there. If you are aware of that you are closer to being consistent in Europe for many years.”
As for so far this season, Guardiola also told the media that he has seen the required level of consistency amongst his squad. The City boss was also asked whether this season’s Manchester City team is better than last season’s treble winners. He answered: “I don’t know. The team last season played really good, season before that as well. I’m not going to underestimate the previous teams, but the mentality and consistency has been there.”
With his squad starting to click into gear, Pep Guardiola has been pleased with what his side has delivered especially of late. Manchester City sit top of the Premier League table as they prepare for this weekend’s match against Chelsea. The reigning Premier League champions will be looking to continue their run of five consecutive wins in all competitions at Stamford Bridge.