Borussia Monchengladbach coach Andre Schubert believes Pep Guardiola is downplaying the brilliance of his Manchester City side.
peaking on the eve of their Champions League Group C opener against the Germans at the Etihad, City manager Guardiola stressed the need for his side to improve in all areas.
This came despite City earning widespread praise for a lot of their play in Saturday's victory over rivals Manchester United.
Schubert now needs to get the better of Guardiola to ensure his team get off to a good start.
Schubert said: "The season has only just started but I think their record speaks for itself and the results and the way they are playing speak for themselves.
"Manchester City this season have a very good chance of winning the title. That is why Pep Guardiola has come here.
"They are trying to soften expectations, but they are one of the best teams in the world, have spent a lot of money and have one of the best coaches.
"We will do the best we can, comparing ourselves against the best and see what happens. We need to push ourselves."