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David Silva was in good form for City against Shakthar

David Silva was in good form for City against Shakthar

Teams outside the big six have recorded just three victories over the Premier League powerhouses through ten matchdays this season, with Aldridge citing Liverpool's easy 4-1 win over Cardiff yesterday as a typical example of an "unhealthy" new trend.

"I understand why in England you can stay at a club for 20 years in one place", Guardiola, who also claimed the League Cup for City last season, added.

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola says it would be impossible for him to ever manage another team in England and says he is now a Mancunian for life. They've a young team, a good keeper and good strikers.

"Bring the youth team in and give them a chance to play against the first team and it ends up being an experience for them and a nice little work out for the main players but you don't expect to see that in the Premier League".

He said: "Always it's tough".

A 2-0 win in the same fixture at White Hart Lane in 2016 saw Pochettino hand Guardiola his first defeat in English football but it was not the first time he had got the better of the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

"But it's not going to finish anything".

Guardiola has nearly a full squad to choose from with Kevin De Bruyne making his first start of the season in Tuesday's Champions League victory at Shakhtar Donetsk. "After this it's Fulham, Southampton, (Manchester) United and Shakhtar (Donetsk)".

Currently, though, Manchester City are the best team in the Premier League - in terms of creativity and overall play.

'I think that of course it will be fantastic to beat them, but I think before we need to think to perform better than them and improve our level.

Guardiola said he had a special relationship with Manchester after members of his family were caught up in the Manchester Arena terror attack past year, in which 22 people were killed.

"I think we are on a different level - but that doesn't mean we can not beat them in one game", he said. "We are lucky to have a squad with huge quality", he said.

'It will be an exciting game and it's always good to have a good experience against them.

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