We're buying three more players - Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will curb their transfer spending in future years after a huge outlay on players during the close season. In the 34 years since we have experienced highs and very many lows.

"I like the way the team plays, the coach, all the players, and I wanted to come here and learn from them and become a better player".

"It´s going to be tough, very tough".

From goalkeeper to forwards Manchester City have the best squad in England, as some of their backups could start for a top six side in England. There´s a gulf between Albion and City. We were not able with those players to find a solution. We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City. But the solution is not changing players every season. Back in 1979, when we made the same step-up, we lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal.

"Of course now the full-backs are younger, they have energy in their legs and we are going to use them". Hopefully the work we did last season - when being champions was not possible - we can see it this season because the work is done.

"Schalke is a great club and I had my professional debut there. That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".

"There is still 20 days left and there will be more transfers", he told reporters ahead of City's season-opener at Brighton on Saturday. "I'm calm and I'm ready to help my team". We will change one important player, it depends on who we are going to stay.

The trip to the coast will be start to what is expected to be a season of pressure for Manchester City, as they head to the AMEX Stadium with many of people expecting the Citizens to begin their title charge tonight. "Sooner or later it's going to finish", he said. "So, I didn't think twice when I got the proposal from City".

"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton´s better players".

Guardiola, who for the first time in his career ended last season without a medal, has spent more than £200m on players this summer. I am backing him to deliver this time around, though.

He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones".

Guardiola will travel to Brighton with new signings Bernardo Silva, Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker and Danilo, although Benjamin Mendy is still working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury.

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