Pep Guardiola claims merely successful matches, no more titles, is his chief motivation as champions Manchester Metropolis start their title defence.
Guardiola’s Metropolis, who gained the Premier League with a file 100 factors final season, start their subsequent marketing campaign at Arsenal on Sunday.
Guardiola mentioned: “The goal is to win on Sunday after which, after that, (in opposition to) Huddersfield after which Wolves. On the finish we’ll see our stage.
“I’m targeted on that, not targeted on back-to-back (titles).
“Successful is the very best motivation and we’ll attempt to proceed what now we have executed. Final season we have been so completely happy. Why not attempt it once more?
“If we play good and we are consistent we have a chance to repeat the Premier League. If we don’t we are not going to win.”
Metropolis, who additionally completed 19 factors away from their nearest rivals final time period, have made only one main signing over the summer time with the £60million membership file acquisition of Riyad Mahrez.
Though makes an attempt have been made so as to add a defensive midfielder to the squad in Jorginho, who as a substitute joined Chelsea, Guardiola insists he’s completely completely happy along with his group of gamers.
“They show me in two seasons, especially the last one, we can trust them,” Guardiola mentioned. “We imagine now we have squad.
“I prefer to work with these guys, I take pleasure in it. It’s wonderful. They’re wonderful human beings. I like enjoying with them.
“The results I don’t know, but the process of being together is nice.”
Metropolis would be the first aggressive opponents for Arsenal for the reason that appointment of Guardiola’s fellow Spaniard Unai Emery as supervisor rather than the long-serving Arsene Wenger.
Metropolis have a full-strength squad accessible after Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling returned to coaching this week. The pair missed final week’s Group Defend after taking delayed summer time breaks following the World Cup.
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