Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola doesn't want to play favourites

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola doesn't want to play favourites

Having joined City at under-9 level, Foden has the potential and opportunity to become the elusive Mancunian academy player to "make it" in the post-takeover era, with Tosin Adarabioyo another local boy in Pep Guardiola's plans.

There have been five major new signings in Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Danilo, and further additions have not been ruled out.

"For 70 minutes we kept them to minimal good chances". "We are looking forward to next week".

"It was a tough game and a tough introduction into the Premier League, but we know we aren't going to be facing teams like that every week", he said.

"Our average is 24, so it means a lot for the future of the Club".

Where the Manchester clubs have spent upwards of 200 million pounds on their teams, Chelsea - who have a small squad as it is - have brought in just Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata, both talented players but unaccustomed to the rigours of the Premier League.

"We had a five-minute spell where we were under pressure".

Chelsea looked a settled side last season, but Conte knows that there is a bull's-eye on his back and he has repeatedly requested the Chelsea board to help him shore up his team; pleas which have fallen on deaf ears.

Guardiola claims the new boys will compliment his existing squad and improve on last season's third-placed finish.

With the price of players on a sharp upward curve this summer, Guardiola feels the fees being paid are unsustainable over the long-term and will soon come down.

But those deals pale in comparison to City's spending and Hughton said: "Whatever City's starting team is against our starting team, there's no doubt there is going to be an incredibly massive difference".

"So I think there were a lot of positives for us to build on. Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City - we are a strong club".

He added: "We spoke about that". "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City".

Hughton broke Brighton's transfer record to sign PSV Eindhoven midfielder Davy Propper on Monday and have shattered that mark with a £13.5 million swoop for Club Brugge winger Jose Izquierdo before the season starts. That make a gap and made everything more expensive.

After a frustrating first half, which highlighted City's failures up front from last season, change was always going to come, and the breakthrough arrived within minutes of the introduction of Leroy Sane in the 68th minute.

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