Manchester City is undoubtedly the best in the world – Barton
Former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton affirms that Pep Guardiola has built the best side in World football with the current crop of players.
The Citizens are well on course to claim the quadruple this season as they are 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League, still in the FA Cup, dismantled Basel in last night’s Champions League knock-out 1st leg and through to the final of the EFL Cup where they will tackle the Gunners next weekend.
Barton, who is an ex-city player after featuring for the side between 2002 and 2007 believes that his former club is the team to beat this season.
While speaking with Omnisport, he said: “Yeah no doubt about it. I think they’re the best team in world football, at this moment in time, there’s no better team in world football than them.”
“They’re going to have the league wrapped up here in the next 10 games, eight games. I think they’ll have it done with a couple of games to spare. They’re on for the quadruple at this moment in time.
“I watched them live on Saturday [in a 5-1 victory over Leicester City], it’s going to be a good team that’s going to stop them. There are some good teams in Europe and there are some big hurdles for them to overcome but I think they’ve still got a couple of gears to find.
“When they find them… they’re going to have players coming back from injury soon – Sane, Gabriel [Jesus], David Silva. I think they’re going to go on again and for me, they’re the best side at this moment in time in world football, but I still think they’ve got to go and show that big-game experience.”