Following Manchester City’s victory over Brentford, Pep Guardiola spoke out on Phil Foden, who gave his side the victory.
Wednesday evening, Manchester City achieved a good operation by winning on the lawn of Brentford (1-0) thanks to a goal of Phil Foden. This victory allows the Cityzens to be 8 points ahead of their first pursuer Chelsea, who will receive the third Liverpool Sunday.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2021
The Mancuniens chain a tenth victory in a row in the Premier League, it is the 4th time that the club has achieved this performance under the Guardiola era, which is a record in England.
4 – Manchester City have won each of their last 10 Premier League games – the fourth time they’ve had a run of 10+ consecutive league wins under Pep Guardiola. No other manager in Premier League history has had more than two separate runs of 10+ wins. Incredible. #BREMCI
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 29, 2021
After the meeting, Pep Guardiola spoke about Foden, the only scorer of the day, who had been excluded from the squad ten days before due to a night out with Jack Grealish, after the 7-0 victory against Leeds.
For the Spanish technician, the young Englishman has nothing to prove and this incident is forgotten. “Phil has always been excellent, he’s a player who can play in several positions while always having a great level. We have no doubts about him, does he have something to prove? Absolutely not “, he declared at the microphone of Sky Sports.
“We had no doubts about that. Did he have anything to prove? Absolutely not.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 30, 2021
If the English international (13 caps, 2 goals) allowed Skyblues to take another step towards a new title of champion of England, Guardiola is aware that the road is still long. “I won’t believe anyone who says it’s already done. The teams we have with Chelsea and Liverpool are more than exceptional. (…) We have taken the lead thanks to our 10 victories in a row, but there are still 54 points to gain ”, he then added.
Even if nothing is done, it will be difficult for the competitors to keep up with the pace imposed by Kevin De Bruyne and his teammates.