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Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure

Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure

Rattled by a chastening first season in England, Pep Guardiola has gone back to the drawing board in an attempt to fashion Manchester City into Premier League champions.

New signing Benjamin Mendy and long-term injury victim Ilkay Gundogan are unavailable to face Brighton, and Guardiola is wary of the challenge Chris Hughton's side will pose. "For example, hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season".

"Six players were out of contract".

"I just think of them playing away from home for 38 games; they didn't have the greatest away record previous year but had a superb home record". "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City".

"But it is going to finish, it is unsustainable".

"In the next three or four years City will buy one, two, maybe three players".

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. If he wants us to play together we can, as we have already shown.

'The solution isn't changing players every season. Arsenal came fifth and Manchester United's sixth position brought back a sense of familiarity in the top 6 that went haywire in the previous season with Leicester City becoming the champions.

Guardiola also insists that despite taking City's expenditure to £217m he has actually saved the club money.

"It looks like everywhere there is many, many players and a bit of congestion at the moment everywhere", Wenger said. "If we get on top, we have got to make it count and get the fans right behind us", he added.

"Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva pick themselves and I think the pace of Leroy Sane will be key to opening up a what will surely be a stubborn and well-organised defence".

'It's going to finish. Guardiola, arguably the most sought-after coach in world football, was their guy and he was going to take a newly-successful club onto an entirely different level. Newcastle return to the Premier League after finishing atop the Championship table last season, but didn't make many ripples in a quiet offseason.

"I have a feeling that we will score early and get a good win against Brighton on Saturday".

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Perhaps the bigger problem was his group of aging, rapidly declining full-backs, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov. I'm honest in my job. So far, Romelu Lukaku's reported 90 million-pound move to Manchester United has been the most expensive transfer in the Premier League. But if he wants me to play up front alone, it's his decision. My first press conference we were favourites and that hasn't changed. We have to deal with that and handle that.

"People say in the first news conference we are favourites".