Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne does not believe that his side will be able to go the entire Premier League season unbeaten.
The Belgium international believes a perfect record in the current Premier League is simply too much to ask for, even with City being the only English side unbeaten in the top four divisions in world football.
Saturday's close call win over West Brom at the Hawthorns (3-2) has kept the Citizens' five point clear atop the Premier League table, ahead of Wednesday's Champions League Group Stage clash away to Napoli and Arsenals visit to the Etihad on Sunday.
Speaking to Sky Sports the City maestro said: "To go unbeaten? Well, it's very hard. I don't think it will be possible. The level of competition is so high, in every team. It's not like, with all respect, 10 or 15 years ago where you have a couple of teams that won't win against the top teams.
"Now, every game is hard and you need to be mentally there. And with the Champions League and all the cups, there will be a game where maybe we are a little bit less and maybe lose. But as long as it keeps going, it's good.
"Obviously, if you win a lot of games it's good for us. You keep maintaining pressure. Hopefully we can have two good games this week and go into the international break unbeaten and it will mean we put a lot of pressure on the rest."
After edging out West Brom on Saturday, City managed to secure their eighth straight victory in the Premier League, just 10 games into the season.
Things are certainly looking good for Pep Guardiola, as his side look to secure a place in the Champions League Knockout Stage. A win against Napoli on Wednesday will secure that feat with two Group Stage matches remaining and Kevin De Bruyne is calling for the same level of application from his team-mates.
"We know if we go to Napoli and win then we'll have qualified. That would be a nice position," said the Belgium international.
"It's important just to get qualified not about thinking about what it might mean, whether we could get a rest. If we are qualified, that is done. We might then have to think about finishing first or whatever but we know if we get a point or win, we are qualified."