Pep Guardiola vows to decrease spending

  • Pep Guardiola vows to decrease spending

Pep Guardiola vows to decrease spending

Champions: Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has made key additions to his defence and with Gabriel Jesus ready to take the Premier League by storm and Sergio Aguero anything but a busted flush, they have the best attack in the country.

"Last season we finished 15 points behind".

But Ederson says he has been given plenty of freedom in his role and insists he doesn't feel any extra pressure from the transfer fee City paid.

"I looked at them towards the end of last season and the forward players they've got is scary".

Mangala, 26, was set to join the defensive clear-out at the Etihad this summer after accepting that he was surplus to requirements under Guardiola.

Brazilian Ederson replaces the error-prone Claudio Bravo in goal, while dynamic pair Walker and Mendy will add thrust on the flanks after becoming the world's two most expensive defenders. They told me this is a really big club with a nice history.

"It is not just us".

Even more so than his old foe Jose Mourinho across town at Manchester United, if Guardiola can not at the very least orchestrate a sustained title challenge, his gilded reputation will take a sizeable hit.

Mourinho's teams traditionally peak in his second season and he has strengthened in each department with the acquisitions of Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku.

And now the Premier League have announced further changes for October and November, with the visit of United on October 14 among those.

"I scored a goal in that game against Venezuela and it was the first time that I celebrated with a gesture for my mother".

"So we have to disregard most of it, because it's something that we can't affect". The newly-promoted side will be looking for a positive start to their first home game in the top flight in 34 years. Again, there are long-standing injury concerns over one of Guardiola's options, with Gundogan yet to make an appearance this calendar year while he recovers from knee ligament damage.

While Wenger has pulled off the big-name signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are now in the last years of their contracts and fan dissent will quickly return if results go awry.

However, after all the high expectations, for the first time in his career Guardiola ended a whole season trophy-less, though they did managed to finish the season third.

Both Jurgen Klopp's team and their title rivals will be mindful of the menace posed by Everton, whose ambitious transfer dealings articulate their determination to crash the top six.