Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, views winning six out of seven matches as a positive outcome, even in the wake of a defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The champions’ perfect Premier League record was halted at Molineux, where Hwang Hee-chan netted a second-half winner, securing an unexpected victory for Wolves.
Guardiola, who was serving a one-match touchline ban and had to watch from the stands, couldn’t intervene as his team struggled to assert their usual dominance, and the prolific striker Erling Haaland had limited scoring opportunities.
Despite City’s 2-1 loss, Guardiola remained upbeat and chose to accentuate the positives while looking ahead to the upcoming clash with Arsenal.
The manager preferred to emphasize that the season is still in its early stages, even though they lost their flawless Premier League record at Molineux.
“Well, I’m pretty sure today we didn’t lose the Premier League and we didn’t win the Premier League, either,” said Pep.
“Six out of seven is nice. We could have done something we have never done before by winning seven in a row – we have our game, but the opponent played really, really good.
“They defended really well and they had the ability to keep it and drive and dribble forward. I told the team they (Wolves) came from being out of the Carabao Cup to lower league team – it’s happened and when you face this situation, its so much more difficult and I told them so.
“Today some details didn’t happen and maybe I apply bad some decisions.”