Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said a repeat of last season’s record-breaking Premier League campaign, will be impossible.
Guardiola made this known ahead of his team’s International Champions Cup friendly with Liverpool in New Jersey on Wednesday. He said;
“We are not going to break any more records in the Premier League, it is impossible… it is almost impossible,”
“I have to see the faces of my players in the next two weeks when they are together because we are here without 15 players. When we come back we have four or five days to prepare for [the Community Shield] against Chelsea and we are going to see their faces.
“The target is win the next game and how to prepare to win the game, that is the target. The records we took last season was a consequence of what we’ve done every single day. That is the point.
“If we are going to compare November, December, January, comparing the position, we are going to lose all the comparisons with what we have done last season.”
City’s dominance in England last season was underscored by a slew of records that were set as they romped to their first league title of the Guardiola era.
City became the first ever team in the Premier League to win with 100 points as well as securing the biggest title-winning margin (19 points) by scoring the most goals (106), most wins (32), most consecutive wins (18) and best goal difference (+79).
Guardiola’s men broke 11 records in all but the former Barcelona coach envisages a far more difficult campaign when the action kicks-off next month.