Pep Guardiola admits he is in no mood to be ‘humble’ after Manchester City thrash Tottenham Hotspur

The victory saw Guardiola match his 16 consecutive wins with Barcelona during the 2010-11 season, a La Liga record

Mark Critchley
Etihad Stadium
Saturday 16 December 2017 22:00
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Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side's emphatic win
Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side's emphatic win

Pep Guardiola admitted he had no desire to be “humble” after witnessing his Manchester City side register their 16th consecutive Premier League victory by beating Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad.

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and a Raheem Sterling brace extended the all-time league record City set after Wednesday’s win at Swansea City, with Christian Eriksen’s late consolation the only blemish on a dominant performance.

The victory saw Guardiola match his 16 consecutive wins with Barcelona during the 2010-11 season, a La Liga record. The Catalan is also now three games away from equalling his 19-match Bundesliga record, set with Bayern Munich during 2013-14.

“Of course I'm proud. I don't want to be humble right now,” Guardiola said when asked about his remarkable triple crown of records.

“I think we work a lot and the players know that. We're going to review the game tomorrow morning, I'm going to speak with the players individually and together to see how many good things we did and mistakes we have done.”

Guardiola claimed he would have been unable to set any of the three records without the support of all three clubs, who all ensured he had quality players at his disposal.

Gundogan had a very impressive game in the middle of the park

The City manager added: “Of course, that's happened because I was with three amazing clubs - Barcelona, Bayern Munich and this one.

“All three clubs support me, in all the decisions they believe and they provide me with outstanding players. Without good players and clubs supporting your ideas, it's impossible to achieve these kind of things.”

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