Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that the outcome of their Premier League home clash against Tottenham Hotspur will not make any difference in their current position as league leaders.
City currently top the PL table on 49 points, 11 ahead of second-placed Manchester United.
They are 18 points ahead of Spurs who occupy the fourth spot on the log.
But Guardiola stated in Friday’s press conference that he is anticipating a tough game for his side.
“Tomorrow is an important game. Spurs are so tough. Last season and this season. Nothing is going to change – we are not going to win the Premier League tomorrow, we are not going to lose it either,” Guardiola, who has led City to a record-breaking 15 straight league wins, said.
“It’s important to play better, that is the most important thing. The record will always stay there until one day it is broken. I am happy not with the results but the way we play. Statistics are good but I have the feeling we can be much, much better.
“We speak about (January signings) with the club and Txiki Begiristain (the club’s director of football).
“We have just three guys in central defence. We don’t want to sign someone for a few months. We want to sign them for years and we have to make sure it’s the right guy.”
He revealed that Vincent Kompany could return to action after going off injured against Manchester United, while also disclosed that John Stones is still on the road to recovery.
“Kompany is much better. He has a little problem. I don’t know if tomorrow he will be fit but hopefully in the next days he will be ready.
“John Stones is much, much better. I think he’s at week four and the doctor said between four and six. One or two weeks, he will be ready.”
And on whether he would be able to get into the current Manchester City side if he was still playing, Guardiola said: “No. Fernandinho is much better.”