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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken out on the club’s 20 straight wins in all competitions. City celebrated a 2-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday and extended their winning run to 20 wins in a row.
Goals from Ruben Dias and John Stones helped Pep Guardiola’s side to earn the three points.
“In this period, in this era, with this situation, to be able to do 20, maybe it is one of greatest achievements we have done in our careers, for sure,” said Guardiola.
“That doesn’t mean a title win, of course, but this period in time, the toughest period in England, the winter time, [to have] no one week of rest for three or four months, every three days a game, with the Covid situation, injury situations. To be on this kind of run – winning, winning, winning – means mental strength.
“Today we didn’t paint something nice, but there are many games like this in a season. We didn’t create much, but we didn’t concede, but that is good, stable.
“When we are talking about what we’ve done so far, it’s unusual. It’s an exception. Normally you drop points, you draw, you lose, that is the normality in football.
“It is true that three seasons ago we had 100 points, we were unstoppable, last season was Liverpool, and this season we start not good, but we are now on a good run, and we are there.”