Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

It has been another strong showing of City's financial muscle but Guardiola insists the club have only paid market rates and such major rebuilding work is a one-off. I assure you that.

Upon Gabriel's return from injury, the two at times played together in Pep Guardiola's side, and the 20-year-old forward is expecting their friendly rivalry will bring the best out of each other as well as the team this season.

"We had lots of dominance at home, lots of chances, lots when the match should be two or three nil and in the end was 1-1".

"We needed to do that this summer because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League. It's normal that the players and supporters are going to be celebrating for a period of time, but we have had to come down to reality", Brighton boss Hughton said.

Defenders Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo have all arrived at the Etihad Stadium along with goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva to take City's expenditure to £217 million ($281 million, 238 million euros).

On the domestic front, Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku in a deal that could amount to £90million while Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton have also paid some big fees.

"The fact that we signed earlier helped us avoid signing players who are so expensive like now".

We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham. "But to have a better position in table we need to win more".

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"If you see in the first games [last season] against Sunderland and especially against Steaua Bucharest, between last season and now, it's completely the same".

Guardiola believes the Neymar deal has over-inflated the market to levels that can not be maintained.

"I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting".

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we will not spend how we spent this season", Guardiola told reporters ahead of City's Premier League opener at Brighton on Saturday.

"We were favourites last season and missed out by 15 points." .

"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday.

"We know it's going to be a special day because it's the first Premier League game at the Amex, and the first Premier League game for the club".

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