Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has explained how the FIFA Club World Cup has helped the team’s spirit and how it would affect the team positively in consequent Premier League games.
City added a fifth trophy to the cabinet after a 4-0 triumph over Brazilian side Fluminense, confirming our status as Champions of the World.
However, all focus will return to the Premier League on Wednesday as City will be facing a resurgent Everton at Goodison Park.
The Etihad Club are aiming to become the first side in English football history to win four successive top flight titles this year.
Guardiola further revealed how the overall experience of the Club World Cup has left a positive impact on both his players and staff ahead of our trip to the Merseyside.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s clash, the Spanish boss said: “Never at the start of the season when we arrive do we think how many titles we will win. It’s a horrible approach.
“The approach is recovery, and Goodison Park. Further than that, nothing exists.
“These days [at the FIFA Club World Cup] were really good because we created an incredible team building and spirit.
“Kyle [Walker] drove us and guided us and all the backroom staff were all together, played games together and talked together. We recovered.
“It was really good days, and to perform in those conditions, the humidity, hot, the pitch conditions, we behaved really, really well.”