Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are better now than last season

Manchester City trail Liverpool by four points at Christmas after Crystal Palace pulled off a stunning upset over the champions on Saturday, but Pep Guardiola believes he’s coaching a side that is even better than last season.

City smashed records last season en route to winning a league and cup double, but despite less consistency this term, Guardiola sees improvements in his side.

“In little details we are better than last season, which is normal because we have more time together,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“Our process, our build-ups, our high pressing we can use different movements, we have more alternatives to defend into attack and we are more solid when we defend deeper.”

Guardiola also revealed what impressed him most about last year’s 100-point title-winning season and why he still prefers winning the Premier League to anything else.

“It was our consistency. Of course we dropped points, that happens, but after that we were always there, which was the most remarkable thing and what I give the most importance.

“Winning cups or the Champions League that’s six or seven games where you have to be good, but in the Premier League it can be every three days, which is why it’s the title I like the most.”

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