Pep Guardiola doesnt think a fortress design environment has been created by Manchester City in the Etihad Stadium regardless of their Premier League record there.
The champions have won 39 of their last 44 Premier League games in the home – a record if they sponsor fighters on Sunday they will aspire to improve.
Though, Guardiola does not feel teams are confounded asserts and from the statistic his sides great effects are down to their own hard work.
If asked if City have forced the Etihad into a fortress, Guardiola replied:My sense is no.
I cannot envision when teams ahead of the game arent thinkingwe can do it.
I understand the managers and the way competitive these are, how they will attempt to seduce the gamers and saywe can do it. They will be thinkingwe do and could go a fantastic match.
Sometimes we dont win but when we do its because we do something good.
We have to attempt it against a group we understand very well. Weve played many occasions against Nuno Espirito Santos staff at the Carabao Cup and league along with other things.
Guardiola is proud of his sides house record and feels thats underpinned their name successes of the last two seasons.
He said:In some moments you need luck to win games, to make a whole lot of things, win names.
But weve got attempt and very excellent things, so Im proud of the hard work and the way weve achieved it.
Our first season [in City] was not consistent. We had problems. I didnt anticipate it when I landed . I thought we would be off tough and strong but it was totally the reverse in the season.
But since then, the second season and third season and this year also, weve been strong at home. To try to win titles you need to be strong at home or you have no chance.
With Aymeric Laporte and John Stones out injured, fernandinho has been set to keep alongside Nicolas Otamendi.
Guardiola is convinced that he can manage it, although Itll be the third game in only over a week of that the 34-year-old Brazil midfielder.
He explained:He did not have several minutes in his thighs before these 3 matches. Except the last part of last season – at the seasons – he has played over 11 weeks. I think he can take action.
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