Pep Guardiola addressed the media at the Etihad Campus earlier this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s visit to South Wales, where the rampant Blues look to make it yet another win against Paul Clement’s Swansea.
Derby day is still in everyone’s minds and when asked if City’s celebrations after the game were too much, the Catalan said he had no regrets and felt it was normal after such a crucial win.
“No. Definitely not. Believe me. Definitely not. It was the same after the Southampton game, that was 96 mins or something like that, but we were happy. It was a derby, it was the closest rival.
“Everybody fought hard to win. We could have scored more goals. After the game we celebrated with the fans and went to the changing room and celebrated the win.”
With games coming thick and fast, it’s important not to get too caught up in a big win as opponents would love to stop the unbeaten Shark Team in their tracks. Pep didn’t sound like a man ready to let complacency creep in after his Blues created an 11 point lead over United.
“I leave that situation in the past. I am going to focus on the Swansea game, focus on what have to do to beat our opponents.
“I said to my players forget about what happened. Swansea is now the most important thing and after that, Tottenham.”
Club captain Vincent Kompany went off injured against Man United, prompting fears of yet another lengthy absence. Guardiola seemed confident that Vinny will be back before too long – but he won’t be available tomorrow.
“He [Kompany] can’t play at Swansea,” Pep revealed.
“I think it is less than we expected so hopefully he is back in a short time, but I don’t know. He has a muscular injury.”
Are City now champions in waiting? Guardiola is having none of it.
“People might think we’ve already won the Premier League, but I don’t think that.”
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