For the first time this season, Manchester City will lead the Premier League, but Pep Guardiola knows there is still a long way to go.
Pep Guardiola was uninterested in Manchester City’s climb to the Premier League top for the first time this season after they defeated West Brom 5-0 at The Hawthorns. That win was enough to take the Guardiola team to the top of the table, while Manchester United was able to regain first place by beating Sheffield United on Wednesday. Town would then have a game in hand. However, this back-and-forth does not yet concern Guardiola at the midway point of the season.
According to the official website, the city manager said, “The last thing I’m thinking about is the table. I want to go home safely now, have a couple of days off, and then Sheffield United. That’s my only concern.
The first leg has just ended today—we still have 19 games, an amazing marathon. We’re going to drop points, we’re going to lose matches.
What is crucial is to be cool, whatever happens, as we were when we were at the table on the 12th.
We’ve got to understand why we didn’t win a game and win the next one immediately. This is my only concern.”