Sport: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised his team’s dedication after returning from a shaky start to their Premier League season with three consecutive wins.
Titleholders City suffered a defeat on the first day at Tottenham Hotspur, but responded with victories over Norwich City, Arsenal and Leicester City to move to fourth place, a point of leaders Manchester United.
Guardiola, who has led City to three league titles since taking over in 2016, said his team should build on their winning form and continue to train hard.
“The last three weeks have been so good,” Guardiola said. ‘The way we trained was a bit of a surprise after what we achieved last season .
“The dedication of everyone was excellent. That’s why we trained very well and the results against Arsenal, Norwich and Leicester proved it.
“Hopefully we can continue this mentality and raise the standards through the training sessions. That’s the most important point.”
City, who lost to Chelsea in the Champions League final last season, hosted RB Leipzig on Wednesday in the first group match of the European elite club competition.