Pep Guardiola believes it is “almost impossible” for Manchester City to break any of the records set in last season’s Premier League title triumph.
But the Catalan said he is expecting a much tougher challenge in the defence of their title as he prepares for Wednesday’s International Champions Cup clash with Liverpool, who could emerge as City’s biggest rival this season.
“We are not going to break any more records in the Premier League, it is impossible… it is almost impossible,” he told a news conference.
“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.”
Liverpool finished 25 points adrift of City last season but knocked them out of the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage with victories in both legs.
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