Manchester City head coach Josep Guardiola believes that his team is in optimal shape.
- We have gained a great momentum. We controlled the ball incredibly in the match against Newcastle, and then we had matches against RB Leipzig and Crystal Palace, where we had to be patient. We managed to score a lot of goals, but we allowed our opponents to create a lot of chances. It's good that the defenders played reliably.
We defended well and posed a threat during set pieces, which was not the case before. In the last six or seven years, I have never had the feeling that we can score from a corner or a free kick.
Now we need to pause and go to the international break, after which we have Liverpool waiting for us. We have time to think about this match, but we know that Arsenal will drop points, so we need to win almost all of our matches," said Josep Guardiola.