Pep Guardiola says Manchester City was the team of the decade
Manchester city they were the team of the decade in the Premier league because no other club had won more trophies, points or scored more goals in the last 10 years, manager Pep Guardiola He said Tuesday.
City played 381 league games in the last 10 years, accumulating 818 points, 71 points more than its closest rival Manchester United (747 points out of 380 games). They scored 845 goals, 130 more than Chelsea and Liverpool.
The city also won 10 trophies, including four league titles, and Guardiola recognized the owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group, for investing in the club and transforming them into a competitive team that faced the established elite.
"I think in the last decade we were the best team in terms of points, in terms of goals, in terms of everything, titles even. So congratulate Manchester city for that," Guardiola told reporters.
When we analyze every day here ... it gives us a perspective of what happened in the last 10 seasons. Especially when the people of Abu Dhabi took over the club and bought good players, (brought) interesting managers.
Congratulations to all the people who work here. They fought with huge elephants here in England, great clubs with the greatest history. During the last decade we were part of them. That is incredible.
After beating Liverpool for the league title last season, City is now in third place, 14 points behind the Juergen Klopp team that has a game in hand.
However, Guardiola said that the struggles of the City in recent months should not define a year in which they won an unprecedented national triplet of the league championship and both national cups last season.
People say 'how was 2019?' Now people say it's a disaster, he added. We won four titles (including the Community Shield) ... In some games in this last part of the year we had problems, but it was an incredible year for us.
Great clubs in England are always anxious. We will try to analyze not only in terms of equipment, but also as a club, how we can do better.