Manchester City’s double-winning 2017/18 season may never be matched in terms of the sheer number of records set, but defender John Stones is refusing to rule out the Blues doing even better this year.
Although things remain tight at the top – and there is even a chance that City could drop out of the top four if they lose to Spurs – Pep Guardiola’s men have made a good start to the season domestically, with 7 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats.
In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Stones said he is confident that City can do well again this year, and refused to rule out doing even better – and potentially breaking the 100 point mark again, becoming double Centurions.
“I think it’s more of the same, really,” said Stones.
“Such a high bar to set ourselves but that bar is there to be broken, to try and beat that.
“And I don’t think it’s impossible. We’ve drawn two games but last season at Liverpool we lost so that’s another step forward, to go there and [draw].
“I don’t see why we can’t break it [100 points]. I’m not saying we will but it has to be an ambition.
“Fifty points at home and 50 points away is unheard of as a team and I’d love to keep improving.”
City face one of their toughest tests of the season so far on Monday night when they take on Tottenham at Wembley Stadium and will hope to maintain their unbeaten form as they look to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League title.