Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola can’t believe that his team are enjoying a record run of 18 wins during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
City have raced into a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League on the back of the winning streak better than any in the top flight and are six wins away from equalling the world record.
Just like other teams across the game, City have had to deal with a congested fixture list as well as Covid-19 cases within the club.
And Guardiola says: “I’m surprised and impressed and so when everyone is suffering in this world, all the teams in the league are dropping points, we were consistent over the past two months and I did not expect [that].
“People talk and talk about the record and the victories but to do this you have to win these types of games many, many times.
“It is not always about winning by three or four because that is not possible.”
Looking ahead to Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Monchengladbach, Guardiola says he will have to rotate his squad again to keep his players fresh.
Their clash against the Germans will be the first of five matches between now and March 10 – which includes a clash with fourth-placed West Ham and the Manchester derby.
He reveals: “We need everyone. Now having a game every three days with travel, I’m going to have to rotate the team.
“It’s impossible to sustain this rhythm.
“We now have four games in a row in the Premier League.
“We know what we want to do.
“We want to make a big step.”
One man Guardiola is super keen to give his chance again is club legend and record goalscorer Sergio Aguero.
The Catalan says: “I’m looking forward to putting him in the side.
“We cannot forget he was a long time injured and you only get rhythm by playing minutes but the games that we have had are so demanding.”