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Guardiola insists Man City can get better

Press AssociationPress Association 30/09/2016 Mark Staniforth

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City's title rivals their best is yet to come as they look to stretch their perfect English Premier League start with a seventh straight win at Tottenham.

The manager is convinced the strength and quality of his side will only continue to grow during his current three-year contract at the Etihad Stadium - and has not ruled out extending his stay with the club.

The Spaniard was pleased with the spirit shown by his side in their midweek UEFA Champions League draw at Celtic - but believes it underlines the fact that perfection is still some way off.

"In my second and third year here we will be better than we are now. The results are almost perfect but the performances will improve more over time," he said ahead of Sunday's match.

"We have won most of our games because of our enthusiasm, at the start a new coach wins a lot of games, but to create something more stable and more controlled you need more time.

"In my first year at Barcelona we won the title but by my fourth year we were better than my first year. In my third year in Munich we were better than my first year."

Guardiola admitted he made the decision to leave his two previous roles relatively abruptly, and said he would have to fulfil a number of conditions in order to extend his stay with City beyond his current deal.

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