Guardiola: City Spending Cannot Be Sustained

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

In the next three or four years Manchester City will buy one, two, maybe three players.

City kicked off the season with a 2-0 win at newly promoted Brighton but they were left frustrated when they couldn't find a breakthrough in the opening 70 minutes.

Manchester City have made quite a splash in the transfer window this summer, and will be keen to make a solid title challenge in this campaign. But Guardiola didn't have the impact some had expected and his refusal to adapt to the demands of the Premier League or accept criticism of his team prompted some hostility.

They will also have a fully-fit Gabriel Jesus to back up the firepower provided by Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.

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"Of course, it had an influence on me [the presence of Pep Guardiola here]". When I am not playing or training, I watch football all the time'.

An inspired managerial change saw Sam Allardyce able to work his magic and guide Palace to survival after another troubled season. They love it. That's why it's great to be here. Danilo had to hurriedly clear danger when Ederson flapped at a Markus Suttner cross, before Shane Duffy and then Dunk and Davy Propper had successive efforts. This was Albion's first match in England's top division since 1983.

"It's understandable that for the history of this club and our first game in the Premier League that it was going to be a big occasion".

The Amex Stadium was rocking all evening long as Brighton fans relished their return to the top flight. "I'm calm and I'm ready to help my team".

After a relatively disappointing debut season at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has gone big in this summer's transfer market. The ball ends up at the feet of Aguero, the keeper is dashing off his line, and he just slots it past him.

City were certainly discomfited by Brighton's drive and endeavour. As if he knew eventually his star-studded squad would break down the Premier League newboys and in the end quality shone through.

Guardiola wouldn't have imagined that after bringing Claudio Bravo to the Etihad last season, he would already be looking for a replacement in less than a year due to the Chilean shot stopper's abysmal performances last term.

It will be a tough season ahead, but I have a feeling Brighton will survive, probably by the skin of their teeth.

Let's not forget the leader from the back Vincent Kompany.

Toure/Gundogan/Fernandinho/D.Silva to slot in right behind the striker.

The formation allows an extra man in midfield, which has proved to City's advantage in warm-up victories over Tottenham, Real Madrid and West Ham.

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