Pep Guardiola says Manchester City’s aim is to become champions not invincible after their defeat to Chelsea.
Goals from Ngolo Kante and David Luiz at Stamford bridge handed City their first loss in the Premier League.
With the Champions also relinquishing top spot to Liverpool.
“Everyone ask me about this, I said that it not going to happen,” Guardiola said after the game.
“We’re not here to be invincibles, or to be unbeaten, we’re here to try to be champions. It doesn’t matter. We want to make one point more than our opponents. Now, at the moment, Liverpool are better than us.
“We are in December, if you ask if Liverpool can win the Premier League, I would say yes. If you ask me if Tottenham, Arsenal or Chelsea can with the Premier League, I would say yes.
“There is not a sport in the world that one team or player wins everything.
“It’s about how you lose, we played the way we want to play. After that, when the opponent is good we say congratulations.”
City like Chelsea started the game without a recognized number as Raheem Sterling and Eden Hazard were chosen to lead the lines ahead of Gabriel Jesus and Olivier Giroud.
A move the 49-year-old joked was pre-planned with his Chelsea counterpart.
“Yesterday I call Maurizio we decided to play the same way,” Guardiola added.
“He tries to win, I try to win, when he wins I congratulate him, he congratulates me [if I win].
“He is exceptional, I admire him and he deserves all the credit.”
City host Hoffenheim next in the Champions League before returning to Premier League action at home against Everton next week.