Pep Guardiola is refusing to get carried away with the potential of his prolific Manchester City team as they prepare to welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Etihad on Tuesday evening in the Champions League, reports Sky Sports.
Spaniard Guardiola, when asked if the atmosphere in the camp had changed much in the past 12 months at his pre-match news conference, said: "Most of the players know it's [only] September. The last [few] years City always start good and after we look at the table.
"It's just September, [it's] game by game and we focus on all competitions now.
"The smiles were on our faces last season too. It's easy. We're winning. When [you're] winning it's easier and all you [the media] are looking at and observing and saying that's good, that's good is because we are winning. So we have to keep doing that.
"That is the secret. We're professionals and all the players are here to win games and when they win their lives as professionals are better."