Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that his side is struggling after their 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
City, who won a Treble last season, have endured their longest winless streak in six years in the league this season.
This is City’s longest run of draws since Guardiola’s first season, his lone year without a trophy at the Etihad.
He said although his squad is performing well, he was obliged to accept that after a third game of being pushed back in the league, they are unable to obtain the results they require.
City has led Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham but has conceded eight goals in those three games – the same number as they have conceded in their previous 11 games combined.
“People say we’re worried about the goals we give up, but how many chances have we given up? It’s ridiculous,” he exclaimed.
“We’re in a circumstance where this has recently occurred, so let’s challenge it. wonderful teams aren’t characterised by wonderful things and situations; this isn’t the first time we’ve been in a scenario where we’re playing well but not getting results.
“We always found a solution, but lately we’ve been struggling a little. I recall the first season when we were playing well but not producing results.
“The only thing I learned as a player and manager is to insist, insist, insist.
“And then we’ll see what happens.”