Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has agreed that the coming season will not be easy, as his side will face stiff rivals aside from their main contender in the Premier League.
Concise News understands that Guardiola while speaking to BT Sport after the post-match winning on penalties against Liverpool on Sunday, admits that his side has a task ahead as their contenders have fortified the strength of their side with new signings.
City have won the league title in each of the last two seasons.
The Citizens become the first side to gain 100 points in a 38-game campaign in 2017/18, before retaining their title last season bypassing Liverpool to claim the title by one point, winning with 98 points.
Guardiola, speaking to BT Sport after seeing his side victory in the Community Shield, he said he felt it may not just be a battle between the two rivals in 2019/20.
Asked if he felt City and Liverpool would be the top two again, he said: “If we take what happened last season, that is true.
“At the beginning, there are five or six teams who are contenders.
“I would say that there are many, [Manchester] United will be back, Arsenal have bought good players, Tottenham as always have had a good pre-season and Chelsea, of course, are always there. I don’t know what is going to happen, I will just try to prepare the team and try to win, and we will see what happens,” he said.