Pep Guardiola wants a defender and open to more signings

Hope Soto
July 31, 2017

John Stones opened the scoring after 10 minutes before Raheem Sterling and 17-year-old Brahim Díaz added goals late in the game as City finished strongly.

"We have the two exceptional forwards in Gabriel (Jesus) and Sergio (Aguero)", he said.

The 30-year-old is now with City on their pre-season tour and played the final 30 minutes of the win against Tottenham on Saturday.

"The new players have come in and we know the kind of energy they have to give us a really good chance to fight for the titles", Guardiola added.

Despite Bravo's hard first season in English football, which saw him dropped after a series of costly errors, Guardiola said the 34-year-old still had a role to play. It's pre-season, but we didn't have a performance like that last season.

"But I saw him in these three games and his spirit in the training sessions".

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Guardiola also praised the performances of new signings Kyle Walker and Danilo, after they impressed in wing-back roles.

"They are Monaco and Arsenal players, so nothing to say", he said.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted his team are a bit behind City in their preparations but revealed that the club is working on bringing in fresh blood. We wanted to keep [Nasri] last pre-season but he made a decision to go to Sevilla and I like to work with the guys who want to work with us.

"We tried to work about that because he has this quality to put the ball in the other box and it's not offside".

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola wants Kevin De Bruyne to stay positive and produce his best form on a consistent basis after orchestrating a 4-1 friendly victory over Real Madrid. "We lost and deserved to lose".

Sterling then doubled their lead with 16 minutes to full time when he blazed through an nearly static Tottenham defence and turned the ball past goalkeepr Michel Vorm. The England winger waltzed through an nearly static Spurs defence and turned the ball past Michel Vorm.

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