Pep Guardiola has stated he is surprised at how Manchester City has picked up form. With the club notching three wins in a row.
Guardiola’s men beat Sunderland 2-1 and then thrashed Steaua Bucharest 5-0 in the UCL playoff. And thanks to a couple of brace from Aguero and Nolito, they won 4-1 against Stoke.
With his side having scored 11 times and conceded just once from open play in those games, Guardiola admits he is delighted by the way his players have hit the ground running this season.
“It’s impossible to say what we can achieve,” he said. “In a short time and in the way we’ve played the last two games, they’ve shown me how intelligent they are.
“They have a lot of quality and that’s why we can show it here, at one of the toughest games in the Premier League with the wind, the slow pitch.
“We suffered for five minutes after they scored but after that they didn’t create many chances. After the 2-1 we were stable again and created a lot of ‘almost’ chances. We missed the last pass.
“But the rest, we saw again an amazing team spirit, how they communicated, celebrated the goals and with the fans. That’s the first step. I’m a little bit surprised at the level we’ve played here and in Bucharest after a short time.
“We’ve scored nine goals in two games. It was a nice week for us. Of course we have to have respect for Steaua in the second game, but it’s almost done.”