Pep Guardiola was pleased with the way his Manchester City side defended against neighbours Manchester United in their 0-0 draw on Thursday night.
City were in the ascendancy for much of the fixture with United failing to test Claudio Bravo – who came off injured – or Willy Cabellero in the second half.
And Guardiola claimed to be “satisfied” despite his side wasting a number of opportunities to score what would have been an all-important winner.
“We cannot forget which team we were against tonight,” said Guardiola. “They created two clear chances and I am satisfied. I know how difficult it is to play against Manchester United.
“Every game until the last game now will be a final.
“We have the talent but it’s not easy with so many players behind the ball.
“We all have tough games coming up now and we know it’s not an option to not win these games. Every game is important.”