Guardiola: I'm Not Under Pressure, City Won't Spend Big Again

Doug Mendoza
August 12, 2017

The Premier League has finally returned, and Manchester City will make their debut tomorrow night when they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Frenchman has been a major disappointment since joining City in a £42million deal in 2014, and spent last season on loan at Valencia. My first press conference we were favourites and that hasn't changed. In the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full-backs.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

"We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League, and we need to change it". In the market we will see what happens until the end of August. I assure you that. We are strong defensively and I predict 1-1. But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone.

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City certainly haven't let up in the transfer window with numerous players going in and out of the Etihad Stadium in the summer months, with a number of familiar faces been replaced by a new roster of new faces.

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However it is now up to tax authorities to decide whether they accept the amount that Neymar's defense team has calculated that he owes.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola: Premier League spending is unsustainable
Guardiola has identified that, to be successful in the Premier League , teams must be prepared to get the ball forward quickly. Because the Dream Team game - the UK's biggest fantasy football game - is back and better than ever this season.

We're buying three more players - Guardiola
I'm calm and I'm ready to help my team". "But we try to win the game". I´m going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0. There´s a gulf between Albion and City.

"We are going to play both systems". I'm honest in my job. I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0.

As Arsenal's usher in the new Premier League season against Leicester City at the Emirates today, there remain numerous questions and expectations from the coming season.

Still shaky in defence, potential signing Virgil Van Dijk could plug the leaks but manager Jurgen Klopp still has work to do if he wants to keep his side in the top four this season and win his first trophy in England. The arrival of 11 "important" players - as Guardiola refers to them - has handed the Spanish coach an embarrassment of riches up in attack and fresh energy throughout his squad, which now has an average age of 24.

Tottenham looked unbeatable last season and were narrowly pipped for the title by Chelsea.

Empowered by a close-season transfer splurge of some £200 million ($264.8 million, 233.5 million euros), Manchester City are the early favourites to topple Premier League champions Chelsea. I am backing him to deliver this time around, though. But Eyre is keen for any notions of a "Pep protege" to come with some perspective as boyhood City fan Foden makes himself at home among GBP 200m-worth of new signings.

"I think it's going to be a hard game, as they have been promoted to the Premier League this season and I'm sure they are going to be very motivated", said Ederson. Bernardo Silva will give us options in midfield and Ederson looks like a confident goalkeeper.

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