Pep Guardiola has claimed that Manchester City face a "long road" in the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
City saw their 100% start to the season come to an end as they were held by the newly-promoted side at Molineux.
Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool moved to the top of the league with a 1-0 victory against Brighton.
Guardiola, aiming to become the first City boss to win back-to-back Premier League titles, believes the result will have little effect on the club's ambitions.
"We came to win the game like we did in the last month but we dropped two points or won one point and nothing will change after three Premier League games," Guardiola told Sky Sports.
"It's a long road and we have to continue in that way. I said in the previous press conference that, in my experience, they are tough games at the start against newly-promoted clubs.
"I prefer to play them in November or December when the season is more advanced because most days they don't feel pressure against one of the contenders to win the Premier League."