LONDON, England – Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona ceased Real Madrid winning the title when they recorded the club’s best-ever focuses count, and he proposed his Manchester City side may need to rehash that accomplishment on the off chance that they are to complete above Liverpool this season.
Guardiola was in his second season at the Nou Camp in 2009-2010 when Barca gathered 99 to complete three above Madrid, at the time overseen by Manuel Pellegrini, whose West Ham side were whipped 4-0 by City on Saturday.
This season, City, who last term gathered a Premier League-record 100 points on the way to a title, have taken 35 points from their opening 13 matches, yet second-set Liverpool are only two behind after their best-ever begin to a Prem crusade.
Guardiola recollects the season he pipped Pellegrini’s side to the La Liga title well. He said the extreme weight pushed Barca to play a portion of their best football amid his time and guaranteed there was no lack of concern a year after the Catalan club had asserted a memorable Treble.
“I recollect splendidly that season how extreme it was,” Guardiola told a news meeting. “With 96, Madrid, and under Manuel, playing extraordinarily great. That is the reason it was so decent. Since we did the 99 when the prior year we had won the Treble with Barcelona.
“That is the reason we kept up that dimension, 99 points. It was great, we completed 99 points since somebody from behind pushed us, and we realized that in the event that we drop directs Madrid is going toward win the title. That is the reason it helped us.”
Liverpool are pushing City this season and Guardiola’s side have not hinted at any taking their foot off the gas so far this season.
In Spain, Real proceeded to better their count two years after the fact with 100 under Jose Mourinho and Guardiola drew a correlation with men’s tennis where the world’s best players have been testing each other to show signs of improvement.
“It’s very comparable with Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, no?” Guardiola included. “They put one superior to the next one since they know.
“We require it as competitors, in game, [the players] know, I didn’t let them know yet they realize how solid Liverpool are, and they realize that we can’t drop focuses in such a case that we do then Liverpool will win the class.
“We can state Liverpool or Chelsea or Tottenham and Arsenal too. To contend, we require great rivals close [to us] and obviously this season we have it, here and in Europe.”