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Man City boss Guardiola: It's too early for Barcelona, Bayern Munich comparison

Pep Guardiola insists it is too early to compare Manchester City with his former clubs, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The Sky Blues have been in rampant in the Premier League recently, winning their previous three games against Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace by an aggregate score of 16-0.

But Guardiola, whose side face Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, has insisted it is far too early to compare his current squad with his title-winning sides at Barcelona and Bayern.

"It's too early to say, because I have players here who I didn't have in the past," he added.

"I don't have players [here] I have in the past. So it's difficult for me to compare. [At Barcelona/Bayern] it was easy to defend our ideas because we won a lot of titles. Here, we didn't win absolutely anything so we'll be judged on that.

"The brilliant style and all these kind of things only I can talk about that and I defend 100 per cent what I'm talking about. You [media] are demanding titles, not the [attractive] way we play.

"That is what I have to try and win titles and for that, you have to win games."

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