Manchester City fans might be over the (blue) moon with excitement after another win to maintain the perfect start to the season, but the manager is just thinking about the next game.
Pep Guardiola spoke to the press after the Premier League victory against Swansea City, and Pep avoided any sort of excitement or satisfaction about the ten straight wins to start the season. The Catalan continues to view the season game-by-game, and while he did see plenty of positives from the team as a whole and individual players in the Swansea clash, he still wants to see plenty of improvement.
That includes Sergio Agüero, who has an unbelievable record of 11 goals in just six appearances but could still improve in the eyes of the manager. Here's a selection of Pep's postgame quotes:
“We didn’t create a lot of clear chances – we created a lot of ‘almost’ chances but our final pass wasn’t good enough today.
“We arrived many, many times with De Bruyne, Silva and Gundogan but it was amazing that we were in that situation so often but didn’t make the final pass, but then we got the penalty and then a third goal so we were able to win.
“We tried to win the game straight from the start and I thought Claudio (Bravo) was amazing in the way he mixed his passes; the short balls to the central defenders or the long balls to the strikers helped us create quick counter-attacks.
“I didn’t think about what might happen at the start of the season. We just focused on pre-season and then we took a lot of confidence from our Champions League qualifying games and then it’s been game-by-game.
“Now we are thinking of Celtic and then it will be Tottenham and that’s how we’ll go forward and at the end of the season, we’ll see how our levels were and whether we were better than our rivals or not.
“I honestly just think qualifying for the Champions League will be very tough – United played really well today, Liverpool are especially playing very well, as are Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal. Everton may have lost today but they are all so, so strong.
“I am so happy for Sergio. He knows I want more and he can play better and that’s what he wants and what we want, but he scored a fantastic first goal today. His first touch in the box was superb and the quality and way he scored the penalty was excellent, too.”