Pep Guardiola has stated Manchester City’s focus is the top four as he got a big glimpse into the future of his side against West Ham.
Manchester City are 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea but are now level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool. However, the Spaniard is excited about the attacking trio of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, who scored on his first start for the club.
“Only Chelsea can lose the Premier League, but we will be fighting until the last day to qualify for the Champions League.” Guardiola told reporters.
“Our high pressing was good. We were so aggressive without the ball.
“Gabriel Jesus is a fighter with instinct for the goal. He’s good at assists too.
“We played a front three with an average age of 20. I like the fans to be excited.
“Those players are the future of the club. Leroy Sane had some problems at the beginning but now he’s settled. They will be important players for the next few years.”
On starting Willy Caballero and not Claudio Bravo in goal, he added: “I have a lot of confidence in both. Just I decide today for Willy. Another day I might decide for another player like Bravo.”