Guardiola wants Manchester City to play like Barcelona - Yaya Toure

Guardiola wants Manchester City to play like Barcelona - Yaya Toure

Guardiola wants Manchester City to play like Barcelona - Yaya Toure

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.

The Catalan has looked to rectify that by spending big in the summer transfer window, almost in the excess of £200million, and City have backed that spending up in pre-season winning their last three matches.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola promises to reduce his transfer spending in future years after splashing out nearly £400m in just 13 months.

Sancho had been lined up to join Foden and Brahim in the U.S. but was left behind after making it clear he wanted to leave the club due to a perceived lack of first-team opportunities.

Huddersfield Town - Aaron Mooy has been one of its big signings and he was terrific last season, but it's going to be a tough one in the Premier League for it. Make no mistake, for teams like Huddersfield success is staying up.

"With all respect to the players, last season we were one of the oldest teams in the Premier League". If we have to score more then we will score more.

In those days, the chairman Peter Swales had tried to break the bank chasing his dream of seeing City jostling for the top places with Liverpool and Manchester United, but had come up short when injuries and poor purchases meant City ended up with a team of expensive flops.

Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus will likely be the main men up front but, with Wilfried Bony barely getting a game and likely to leave and Kelechi Iheanacho already gone to Leicester, there is surely scope for a superstar forward to be drafted in before the end of August. "I'm not going to change the way I want to play".

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I don't know if I will celebrate if I score at Old Trafford. "Regrets on leaving? I never have regrets in my life", he stated. The Mexican global joined West Ham this summer and the fixture list has left him with a bit of a dilemma if he scores.

Another season without silverware will raise serious doubts as to whether he really is the man to carry City to the summit of European football for the first time. You've got to question which teams will make the Premier League a priority over Europe and I think Guardiola would take the Premier League over the Champions League because it's the title missing from his CV. I think they had to spend a lot of money and I still think their defence lacks quality. "I am so grateful to my physios to control the amount of work".

I'd be shocked if Virgil van Dijk doesn't go to Liverpool as that's been bubbling away for so long.

"We know from working in pre-season on the training pitch what our game plan is going to be in most games".

However, given the way Kane has done it for the last two seasons you'd had to say he's decent value at 3/1, but you'd have to ask whether playing at Wembley is going to effect him.

There should not be any shoehorning of players into unfamiliar roles this season after Guardiola signed three top-level full-backs - Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo - at a combined cost of around £124mn (B5.35bn). The turbulent history of this fixture will tell them not to count their chickens before they are hatched, however. "I was confident last season too".

"We're not expected to beat teams like City".

Tottenham, second last season, have not signed a single player yet; instead hoping that their young core will shift gears and perhaps take them to the league.

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