PEP GUARDIOLA insists his former club Bayern Munich are the best in the business right now – not Manchester City.
The Etihad club are on a 20-match winning streak which has seen them take a firm grip on the Premier League title race.
That prompted West Ham boss David Moyes to hail City as the top side in Europe at the present time after the 2-1 win on Saturday.
But City boss Guardiola does not agree – pointing out that Bayern have won the World Club Cup and Champions League in the last year.
He said: “The best team in Europe and in the world are Bayern Munich because they won everything – they are the best,
“In England, the champions are Liverpool because they are the best. If you want to take the crown, you have to win.
“In March, nobody is champions. We have to do well and try to win but we cannot deny the last few months were exceptional in terms of results.”
City can equal a club record for 28 matches unbeaten if they avoid defeat against Wolves at the Etihad on Tuesday.
They have won 20 of those matches on the spin – meaning they are closing in on the world record of 24, currently held by Brazilian side Coritiba.
But Guardiola said this is no time for them to be sitting back and reflecting on the milestones they have passed.
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He said: “We don’t have time. There are many games, every three days a game so we have to rest and think another one.
“When you win you are happy but the day after you have to think the next one. This is what we have to do.
“It is nice but it is next game. When it happens you think ‘ok another game another record’ but we are here to try and win the title. The people demand it.”
City can move 15 points clear by beating Nuno Espirito Santo’s men as second placed Manchester United do not play until Wednesday.