Guardiola on Emirates win: 'To win the way we won is more than a compliment to our team and staff'
- Pep states his side is in still in the winning mood after last season's silverware
- He claims a 0-2 win over the Gunners in the Prem opener will boost City's confidence
"I am very pleased," Guardiola told a news conference. "We have not had a lot of training sessions and 90 percent of the Arsenal players were together for the last month-and-a-half, two months.
"Of course we have to improve some movements but in general to be in the moment of the season that we are and to show the desire to run and run ... it was the same as last season.
"And the first away game at Arsenal, nobody can tell me it's not complicated. But to win the way we won is more than a compliment to our team and staff.
"What I saw in the last training sessions and Chelsea and Arsenal games is we are still there. But it's just one game [in the Premier League].
"We spoke about trying to be what we were. To win here and the way we played is so important for our confidence."
Gary Neville: “It took Pep Guardiola, the greatest coach in the world with the biggest budget, 3 transfer windows. Emery will need 3 or 4 windows because the recruitment has been so bad here over the last 4 years.” #afc #mcfc— Sam (@samuelJayC) August 12, 2018