Pep Guardiola still believes Chelsea are the best team on the planet following their Champions League triumph, ranking them above Liverpool and his Man City side.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has labelled Chelsea as ‘the best team in the world’ following their Champions League win in May last year.
Speaking at his side’s press conference this week, Guardiola was asked about whether Manchester City are the best team in the world at the moment, to which he replied:
“We are not the best team in the world, the best team is Chelsea,” he explained. “They won the Champions League.”
Guardiola doesn’t put much importance on being able to consider his side the best and instead wants to focus on what lies ahead.
“The important thing is we won the game and in three days we go to Norwich and have to win again. This type of thing about who is the best, I don’t care. Just be happy and try to play better every day and at the end, we will see.”
The former Barcelona manager lost the final of the competition 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s side, despite many considering his team to be favourites to lift the trophy.
Since then, Manchester City have gone on to storm ahead in this season’s Premier League and are currently the favourites to go on and win the English league title.
Both teams will have the opportunity to fight once again for this season’s Champions League as City face Sporting Lisbon in the round of 16, while Chelsea prepare to battle Ligue 1 side Lille.