Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his players are thriving on the pressure of challenging for back-to-back Premier League titles.
"There's pressure but that's nice. We are playing for something unique, to win the Premier League. It is difficult to win once in a lifetime, imagine two,” he said.
"The players have to feel the pressure, to be nervous, to know it will be difficult. But when that happens and it works, it's nicer."
Advice to players
"Do what they have done in two seasons. Go out there, be aggressive, be focused in all departments, and try to score as many goals as possible,” said Guardiola when asked what advice he will be giving his players before kick-off at the Amex Stadium.