Pep Guardiola feels his Manchester City aspect are hitting their stride as they strategy the enterprise finish of the season.
The champions have fallen under their traditional excessive ranges of consistency this time period however have discovered kind over the previous month and are firmly in competition in three competitions heading into the worldwide break.
City thrashed runaway Championship leaders Burnley 6-0 on Saturday to energy into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
That got here 4 days after a 7-0 demolition of RB Leipzig that eased them into the final eight of the Champions League, whereas they continue to be the closest challengers to Arsenal within the Premier League.
City have gained their final six matches in all competitions and are unbeaten in 10 stretching again to the primary week of February.
“We are in a good moment,” mentioned Guardiola. “Against Newcastle we were good to handle an incredible opponent, then after, Leipzig and Crystal Palace, always we suffer.
“But we scored a lot of goals and conceded few chances and were stable with everyone making contributions.
“We defended well, we are a threat in the set-pieces like never before. In the last six or seven years I never had the feeling we could score in every corner or free-kick.
“Now we stop and go to the national teams and then after we have the Reds (Liverpool). We have time to think about it, but now we know Arsenal are going to drop few points so we will have to win almost all the games.
“The rivals for the Champions League, a historical team, it is an honour to play against Bayern (Munich) and the (FA Cup) semi-final at Wembley again is an incredible honour.
“At this stage, to still be alive in three competitions is so nice, so good.”
City confirmed their revered former captain Vincent Kompany no mercy on the sector as they ruthlessly dismantled his Burnley crew on the Etihad Stadium.
Erling Haaland led the best way with one more hat-trick, his sixth of the marketing campaign, taking his general objective tally for the membership to a staggering 42 in 37 appearances.
Julian Alvarez weighed in with a double and teenager Cole Palmer additionally obtained on the scoresheet after coming off the bench.
“I have the feeling the players now know we cannot lose, otherwise it will be over,” mentioned Guardiola.
“When you have this urgency we can mount our best. That is the reality.”
The end result was a sobering one for Burnley, who look nearly sure to safe promotion again to the highest flight after a powerful marketing campaign.
Kompany hopes his gamers will profit from the expertise.
The Belgian, who gained 10 main trophies as a participant with City, mentioned: “We got seriously beat, but I hope we will react to this, not just brush it aside, and use it as motivation to get better.
“I want to play these games again, again and again, until it works, until we succeed – but we’ve got to get better first.”