Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Bournemouth were the best side he's faced in the Premier League this season. City maint...
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Bournemouth were the best side he's faced in the Premier League this season.
City maintained their perfect start to the campaign with a 4-0 victory against the Cherries, but Guardiola was impressed by what he saw from Eddie Howe's side and rated them above even Manchester United, whom City beat 2-1 last Saturday.
"The important thing is we won a game just a few days after a Champions League game. The Champions League is so demanding in the physical condition but especially in the head so to come back again is not easy," he said.
"Bournemouth was until now the best team, who create more problems when they have the ball. The other teams play long balls and they want to play and our high pressing was not perfect."The quality of our players made the difference. I'm very pleased because I know against which team we won. [Joshua] King is a tough, tough striker and their wingers are so fast.
"We played serious again -- like a small team without the ball, which is what I like the most because people are so proud when their famous players run without the ball. And with the ball the quality of the players made the difference."