When Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City from Bayern, almost everyone thought that he would bring instant success to the club.
And it looked he was going to have an easy time conquering English football; especially after starting last season with six consecutive Premier League wins.
However, the wheels soon fell off, and Guardiola seemed powerless as his side capitulated in the race for the title, eventually finishing in an extremely disappointing third place.
Man City also crashed out in the last 16 of the Champions League in a surprising defeat to Monaco, capping off a nightmare first season at the club.
However, after starting this Premier League season unbeaten with ten wins from eleven, and having opened up an eight point lead at the top of the table, Guardiola finally looks to have accustomed to life in Manchester.
GUARDIOLA IS EXPECTING A SLUMP
But despite their terrific start to the season, Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that his team are destined to slip up at some point.
Speaking last month, the Spaniard said: "That blip is going to happen, we are in October, we cannot expect to finish the season like we have done in the last month when we won all the games.
"It’s impossible in football in the high level, but I want to see that, I want to see how we are going to react in that moment we drop points, we will see how strong we are because teams always show in the bad moments."
ILKAY GUNDOGAN BELIEVES GUARDIOLA DESERVES THE MOST CREDIT FOR MAN CITY'S RUN
Ilkay Gundogan has explained that Guardiola deserves the most credit for The Citizen's unbeaten start to the season, claiming that his attention to detail makes it 'a lot easier' for the team's players.
The former Dortmund midfielder said: "Maybe Pep has the biggest share of our good run.
"He finds solutions for every opponent and every single situation and cares about every detail. This makes everything a lot easier for us."
And Gundogan also claimed that the tactics employed by the former Barcelona man is making it almost impossible for opposition teams to cope.
The German continued: "The way we play stands out on its own. Very attractive, very quick, many opportunities, many goals.
"Right now, it’s great fun to watch us play.
"We are way more dangerous in front of the goal now. Our strikers make a goal from almost every opportunity.
"In combination with our good passing game and dominant football, it is easier for us to dominate the opponents.
"At some point in the game, the opponent has to react and then we receive even bigger open spaces, we can use."
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