Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the team should look at the personal successes of its players in terms of success and consistency as Raham Sterling’s weed out a 4-0 Premier League victory over Watford on Tuesday.
City forward Sterling’s first-half goals have taken his league tally to 19 leagues this season, but Guardiola reminded his players that they are 15 points behind match-less play-champion Liverpool.
“It’s important that Rahim scores goals, but we can not forget that we have come a long way to the champion. It’s not good for us,” Guardiola told reporters.
“Actually, we’re much better than the other 18 teams. The distance from first to second is big, the distance between second and third is also big, but it’s not enough.
“Personal success should always be associated with team success, which is not right.”
The result is that Guardiola have won four league games in a row for the first time this season and the Spaniard say their team needs to be more consistent in their challenge for the title in the 2020-21 campaign.
“We all need to know that we are still away from Liverpool. This is the first time we have won four in a row in the league. Two seasons ago, we managed 18, and last season we managed 14, ”Guardiola said.
“It shows how bad this season is because we have the same team. It happened because something went wrong and I need to know what happens next season.