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Man City manager Guardiola won't set 'ridiculous' trophy goals

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not setting any trophy goals for the coming season.

City won the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup last season.

They missed out on Champions League glory, but cleaned up the domestic trophies.

However, Guardiola will not put undue pressure on his team with targets at the start of the season.

"Never when I start the season do I have to win one title, or two, or four or five - I think that is ridiculous," he said to the club's official website.

"Tomorrow is trying to win, playing well, making mistakes to improve for the next time and trying to do that and play better in the next game.

"That is the only way to arrive in April or May, to try and have success.

"Sometimes you have a good result, but you don't play well. You don't have success.

"The key point from our point of view is always to play better, individually and collectively. That is the only secret we have.

"Understand the game, make the players feel they need each other."

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