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Pep Guardiola names the two best teams in the world, leaves out Man City

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Pep Guardiola brushed off talk that Man City are the best side in the world
Pep Guardiola brushed off talk that Man City are the best side in the world / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages
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Key Summary:

1. Pep Guardiola named two best teams in the world, but left out Manchester City.

2. City are 12 points clear in the Premier League table.

3. But Guardiola has claimed either Chelsea or River Plate are the best team in the world.

Pep Guardiola dismissed claims that Manchester City are currently the best team in the world after the defending champions moved 12 points clear at the top in the Premier League table.

Guardiola's side beat Brentford 2-0 on Wednesday, courtesy of goals from Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne as they moved another step closer to retaining their league title.

However, the Spaniard has insisted that his side are only interested in getting results each week and brushed off suggestions that they are the best team in the world right now.

He said: "We are not the best team in the world. The best team is Chelsea, who won the Champions League, or River Plate, who won in South America.

"The important thing is we won the game and in three days we go to Norwich and have to win again. This type of thing about who is the best, I don't care. Just be happy and try to play better every day."

Speaking about the game, Guardiola added: "It was a really tough game. They defended with high pressing man to man and when you break this press they defend so deep and compact, there are no spaces.

"We had to be patient, make no mistakes. Thanks to good movement from John Stones to break the lines and a good action from Raheem for the penalty, then the second half was much better. It was an important victory. We knew it would be a tough game."

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