Pep Guardiola says Manchester City’s drive to break records is helping to keep them motivated for the rest of the season.
The Citizens won the Premier League last weekend when Manchester United lost at home to West Brom, while they are out of both the FA Cup and Champions League.
However, their performance during a 5-0 victory over Swansea showed that Guardiola’s side are coping well with little to play for in the remainder of the campaign.
“The important thing is the performance, we played at a quite similar level this season,” Guardiola told the BBC. “Swansea have lost just three games with Carlos as manager. It’s not easy against them, we attacked really well.
“It’s never unfinished business in football, you have to keep improving. Looking for records helps to keep the players focused. The league is won, now it’s the records. The numbers keep the players focused.
“It was a happy atmosphere around the stadium, getting off the bus and of course the supporters. The most important thing was a good performance.
“You have to keep improving, if you think ok we are already champions, we are done, you cannot play like the way we played today. So we spoke to the players in the week about that. If we are improving it will be good for the new season, finishing in a good way.
“When they had the ball we pressed so good and so intense and then when we had the ball we had to l keep it moving, moving, moving, playing simple until we had the chance to play a final pass.
“Swansea have had good results under Carlos Carvalhal against Arsenal and Liverpool and that’s why it was so important to focus, play well and score.
“It’s been more than six months, his social media is so active now it’s time to take a step and stay focused because he’s back and we hope for the best Mendy for next season.”