Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

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

The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side. "We have to win the games that we can do".

City will play the way Pep Guardiola wants: keeping possession and using movement and quick passes to find a way through a well-organized Brighton defense.

The front 3 could comprise of Aguero in the middle flanked by Jesus and Sane on either side as we saw during the end of last season.

After a relatively disappointing debut season at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has gone big in this summer's transfer market. The big teams have to handle all situations.

"We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands".

"I scored a goal in that game against Venezuela and it was the first time that I celebrated with a gesture for my mother". He also finished the season strongly after that double assist against Watford, which ultimately made him the Premier League's Assist King.

"To start with three points away it's always so important".

Bloom took over as Brighton chairman eight years ago and paid £93m towards the club's state-of-the-art Amex Stadium - after a lengthy planning permission battle - and a further £32m for their modern training ground in Lancing.

But when they did it was a hint of what was possible as Aguero converted after a slick move with Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva. The defence has been bolstered with the arrival of Markus Suttner and Aleš Matějů while Mathew Ryan is an experienced goalkeeper.

"We are mature players, professionals, and we just adapt", Kompany told City's website. When you are playing Champions League quality teams, you know that they can hurt you.

'It's a wonderful game for the club and supporters, as a first game in the Premier League, but we have to make sure it's a good day for the team as well'.

Izzy Brown 6 - Promising start by the Chelsea loanee was cut short after just 23 minutes by a hamstring injury. Apart from that there was a play-off final against Notts County in 1991, but otherwise until the late nineties it was all downhill and we have been climbing up ever since we got back to Withdean.

The match marked quite a journey for Albion, 20 years after facing extinction and following a 34-year absence from the top flight. "This club has a very hard history in recent years", Hughton added.

When is Brighton vs Man City?

'You've got to be able to overcome those hard experiences that are going to come in this league'. Most experts will comment that the newly promoted teams don't have a chance but we disagree, and those who believe in the "impossible" should be rewarded with these enhanced prices.

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