Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has stated that his side are three games away from being champions of the premier league after a 2-0 win at Stoke ensured City maintained their 16 points lead.
Although the 47-year-old Spaniard also played down on City’s winning the league in a derby when they meet United on April 7, adding that it”doesn’t matter when we win it” the BBC Sport reported.
Guardiola was further quoted to say: “To be champions is tough, it’s complicated. Our club does not have a history of a lot of titles. As soon as possible will be better but it doesn’t matter where we win it.
“I understand that it is important to our fans to win it against United but the target is the next game at Everton. After that, if we play like today sooner or later we will be champions.”
David Silva scored twice to ensure City emerge victorious taking his goals to eight in the premier league this season and also ensuring Stoke are confined to the relegation zone.
However, team Captain Vincent Kompany says Manchester City side have “a once in a lifetime opportunity” to win the title against rivals Manchester United after they restored their 16-point lead at the top of the table with an impressive victory at Stoke.