"We haven't had our best team out yet and we've had a lot of injuries we've never done before at this football club in the three years I've been here".
"For West Bromwich Albion to be in a position to be playing, at the moment, the best team in Europe, at The Hawthorns is absolutely fantastic and everybody should go down there and relish it". It is not just one player at Man City.
Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, and Gabriel Jesus are now the team's leading scorers with eight goals apiece, while Leroy Sane is right behind with seven, and this balance in the attack is key to winning games, so Guardiola has to be delighted.
The lads should go out there and give it a really good go. "We know what we are up against and it will be tough, but we have to try and relax and work very hard".
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not convinced his charges can finish the Premier League season unbeaten.
He added: "When working in the Premier League, there are such thin lines between success and failure". With their record against tomorrows opponents, in the League, being undefeated in the last fifteen, and 11 straight wins, you wouldn't bet against it.
"Against Watford, they score with the last kick of the game".
"It's part and parcel of the job and the industry we work in and live in and I've done it for a long time".
"This league is never plain sailing".
Albion have a number of injury problems, with the manager confirming that defender Craig Dawson is out for "a couple of months". "You have to point yourself into the wind and get on with it".
Pulis also confirmed that James Morrison has suffered a setback and will be out for the foreseeable future.
Gareth Barry is fit despite coming off after 53 minutes at Southampton, and Oliver Burke and Hal Robson-Kanu may come back into contention.
Pulis does unquestionably possess a talented squad, boosted by the high-profile captures of Grzegorz Krychowiak, Gareth Barry and Jay Rodriguez this summer, but the issue that irks supporters is the style of play, seen as unadventurous and tiresome.