Pep Guardiola says it would be “crazy” for Manchester City to start thinking about the Premier League title, despite his side returning to winning ways on Tuesday night.
Gabriel Jesus scored twice as the reigning Premier League champions beat Burnley 4-1 at Turf Moor.
After the disappointment of Saturday’s draw against Newcastle, which left City 11 points behind Liverpool, this was a strong reaction from Guardiola’s team, keeping their hopes of a third straight Premier League title alive.
“But the title is over?” Guardiola said with a grin on his face. “From what I read, nobody gives us a chance. It’s done.
“I don’t believe it but it’s not about if I don’t believe it or not. Our team is stable, but with the distance we have to Liverpool, it would be a little bit crazy to think about the title, honestly.
“We have to think about the derby and game by game. It’s not just the Premier League. We have the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League so we just have to take this rhythm into the next set of fixtures.”
The last time City visited Turf Moor in late April, they needed a win to maintain their slender lead at the top of the table and ground out a scrappy 1-0 victory.