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Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach played at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on 14th September 2016 / Football - UEFA Champions League 2016/17 Group Stage Group C Manchester City v Borussia Monchengladbach Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester, United Kingdom 14 September 2016 (Photo by BPI/Imago/Icon Sportswire)

Guardiola not concerned with ‘little’ record

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola isn’t focused on tying a “little record” on Wednesday, as his side has the chance to win 11 games in a row as they take on Celtic on Wednesday in the Champions League.

City have won the opening 10 games in all competitions this season, and has an opportunity to equal Tottenham Hotspur’s record of 11 wins set back during the 1960/1961 season.

“Wins help to win more. Confidence is a real aspect to the way we play but every game is hard,” Guardiola said. “Tomorrow I am not concerned or focused on a little, little record.

“In the future an English team will win 12-13 games in a row, that is going to happen. What I want tomorrow is to play well. I want to continue with what we have done in the last months, continue to do the things we have done really well and improve on the aspects we have to improve on to win the game.

“Football is a process and my happiness as coach is to see the team getting better. Maybe small steps but getting better. That is what I want to see tomorrow.”

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged that City is a very tough opponent, and that his side will have to be on their toes if they are to avoid another humiliating defeat like the 7-0 thrashing they suffered against Barcelona on Matchday 1.

“It is really exciting but Man City are a top team, everyone can see that clearly,” Rodgers said. “They have that world-class ability, great individuals who are working hard.

“We know we have to bring our A game to have any chance and that is something hopefully we can do. The reality is if they bring their A game and we bring ours, they win. But we know we have to make it as uncomfortable as we can for them.”

Guardiola not concerned with ‘little’ record

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