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Champions League: Guardiola Names Strong Squad to Face PSG in Paris
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Champions League: Guardiola Names Strong Squad to Face PSG in Paris

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has named a strong squad to tackle Manchester City in Tuesday’s away UEFA Champions League in Paris. Guardiola released a list of 21 players to take on PSG in a post via Man City’s official website on Monday. Man City heads to the game following a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the Premier League over the weekend. The Citizens are currently in the second position on the Premier League table with 13 points from six matches. The kick-off time for PSG vs Man City is 9 pm. Below is Man City’s travelling squad against PSG: Kyle Walker Ruben Dias John Stones Nathan Ake Raheem Sterling Gabriel Jesus Jack Grealish Zack Steffen Aymeric Laporte Rodrigo Kevin De Bruyne Bernardo Silva Ferran Torres ...
PSG vs Man City: Pep Guardiola sends message to Lionel Messi ahead of UCL clash
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PSG vs Man City: Pep Guardiola sends message to Lionel Messi ahead of UCL clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has said he wants Lionel Messi to be part of the Paris Saint-Germain team that will face the Premier League title holders in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Spaniard said he hopes the Argentine manages to shake off his injury niggle so he can face City on the Day 2 of the group stages. Guardiola also said that he ‘does not know’ how to stop PSG’s lethal front three, Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The French champions added Messi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma to their ranks this season. Messi returned to full training at the weekend after missing the last two Ligue 1 matches with a minor injury. And Guardiola has no doubts about how dangerous a player Messi still is despite his inauspicio...
PSG vs Man City: Guardiola confirms player to miss Champions League clash
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PSG vs Man City: Guardiola confirms player to miss Champions League clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed the player that will miss his side’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. According to Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan will miss Man City’s away Champions League clash with PSG in Paris due to injury. The Spaniard said this on Monday during his pre-match press conference. The City boss also said Gundongan would return to action for the Premier League champions after the international break. Recall that Gundogan missed Man City’s Premier League 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge over the weekend. “Ilkay [Gundogan] is out [from Man City’s clash with PSG] until after the international break,” Guardiola said. Guardiola also gave the latest update on Aymeric Laporte and Ruben D...
Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head stats, Owen, Merson, Lawrenson’s verdict on EPL tie
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Chelsea vs Man City: Head-to-head stats, Owen, Merson, Lawrenson’s verdict on EPL tie

Chelsea will host Manchester City in an English Premier League, EPL, tie on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is yet to lose to Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola as Blues coach since replacing Frank Lampard at the west London club in January, 2021. Tuchel has won all three of his meetings with Guardiola, one victory in the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League triumph. Guardiola’s men are coming for revenge on Saturday as they look to end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the 2021/22 season. None of the last 12 Premier League fixtures between Chelsea and Man City have been drawn, with Chelsea winning five to Man City’s seven. Chelsea are presently on top of the Premier League table with 13 points from 5 games, while ...
Why Man City turned down Opportunity to Sign Chelsea star
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Why Man City turned down Opportunity to Sign Chelsea star

It has been revealed that Manchester City turned down the chance to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid before Chelsea did. The Spain international eventually joined Chelsea on loan on transfer deadline day with an option to make the deal permanent for £30m at the end of the season. According to Daily Star, Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola was not interested in bringing Saul to his squad, so the deal was rejected. According to the newspaper, Guardiola’s side were approached by Atletico Madrid, who proposed a swap involving Bernardo Silva in a player-plus-cash move. But the deal was of no interest to Man City as they were looking for £40m for Silva. And this made it very easy for Chelsea to get their own deal done and now Saul will be competing for a plac...
Guardiola identifies player to play Kane, Ronaldo’s role at Man City after failed bids
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Guardiola identifies player to play Kane, Ronaldo’s role at Man City after failed bids

Manchester City boss has said that Ferran Torres can play the club’s top-9 role after the Premier League champions failed in their bid to sign either Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester City was all out to sign 28-year-old Kane from Tottenham but the England captain committed to his club. Reports in Europe as of Thursday all pointed to Ronaldo joining Manchester City until Friday when Manchester United announced that the 36-year-old was moving to the red half of Manchester. Now Guardiola has quickly moved on and he believes that Torres can play as a No.9 regularly after he starred in that position in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Arsenal. Ferran, a versatile attacker, joined Man City last summer from Valencia for €23 million. “In this position he makes ...
Guardiola rates Jack Grealish’s performance after Man City thrash Norwich 5-0
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Guardiola rates Jack Grealish’s performance after Man City thrash Norwich 5-0

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, was delighted with attacking midfielder Jack Grealish’s display against Norwich City on Saturday. Grealish scored the second goal in Man City’s Premier League 5-0 win against Norwich at Etihad. The England international joined Man City for £100 million from Aston Villa this summer. The 25-year-old joined Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez on the scoresheet, while Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul also scored an unfortunate own goal during the encounter. And Guardiola was pleased with the impact of Grealish in his first appearance in front of Man City fans, even though he suggested there was plenty more to come from the player. “Yeah, first step. The first victory for him in our club,” Guardiola said at his post-ma...
Community Shield: Guardiola speaks on Grealish’s Performance after Man City’s defeat to Leicester
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Community Shield: Guardiola speaks on Grealish’s Performance after Man City’s defeat to Leicester

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has commented on the club’s new signing, Jack Grealish’s performance following his side’s Community Shield 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Grealish came off the bench after 65 minutes to replace Samuel Edozie, but a late penalty goal by Kelechi Iheanacho secured a Community Shield win for Leicester. Speaking on Grealish’s display for Man City against Leicester, Guardiola said the England international was really good. “He [Grealish] was really good – aggressive, going against full backs and every time he had the ball there were three players [around him],” Guardiola said at his post-match press conference. He added, “We will know him and step by step he will find the best. “How can he build a relations...
EPL: Guardiola Confirms Aguero’s Next club
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EPL: Guardiola Confirms Aguero’s Next club

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed that Sergio Aguero is close to signing for Barcelona. Aguero will leave Man City on a free transfer this summer after a decade at the Premier League champions. The Argentine striker scored twice in his final Premier League appearance for Man City as Guardiola’s men sealed a 5-0 victory against Everton on the final day of the season at Etihad. Speaking to BBC’s Match of the Day, Guardiola said that Aguero is likely to be linking up with his national teammate, Lionel Messi at Camp Nou next season. “Maybe I reveal a secret,” Guardiola said. “Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart… for Barcelona. “He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi.” “I am pretty sure he ...
EPL: Dele Alli Caught Kissing Guardiola’s Daughter, Maria
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EPL: Dele Alli Caught Kissing Guardiola’s Daughter, Maria

Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli and Maria , the daughter of Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, have been seen kissing in public, according to The Sun, UK. An image surfaced on Saturday morning showing the England midfielder with his arms wrapped around a woman and leaning in for an intimate moment, with the woman discovered to be Guardiola’s daughter. The Sun reports that they shared a kiss in a popular London night spot. The 25-year-old Ali is said to have approached 20-year-old Maria at the bar before sharing a lengthy discussion that led to an intimate moment between them. Recall that Dele Ali’s girlfriend, 23-year-old model Ruby Mae, had recently broken up with him after a lengthy relationship. Mae left the England and Tottenham midfielder with after growing weary ...
Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling
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Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has addressed talk of a fight between him and England forward, Raheem Sterling. He insisted that it is normal for football players to be unhappy when they are left out in the team. The England winger was a surprise absentee from Guardiola’s matchday squad for the win over Fulham at the weekend. He was also an unused substitute for their 5-2 victory against Southampton three days earlier. Manchester City has travelled to Germany where they will face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Guardiola says there are no issues between him and the player. Asked if there were rifts between him and the former Liverpool man, Guardiola said, “He travels with the team. All the squad travels to Budapest for the Champions L...
Man United Can Still Win Premier League title – Guardiola
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Man United Can Still Win Premier League title – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Manchester United can still challenge his team to win the Premier League title this season. Man United are still 11 points behind Man City on the log with just ten games to go. The Red Devils defeated Guardiola’s side 2-0 at Etihad last Saturday. Asked if Man City could still be hauled in by Man United, Guardiola told a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Man City’s game against Southampton on Wednesday: “Of course when the options are open, anything can happen in football. “Nobody thought we could go [winning] 21 games in a row, 15 in the Premier League, so everything can happen. “A team like [Manchester] United can do it. There are ten games left, and we have to win six or seven to be champions mathematically. ...
Guardiola Reacts as Man United Defeat Man City at Etihad
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Guardiola Reacts as Man United Defeat Man City at Etihad

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday. Guardiola insisted that Man City were not “clinical” enough in attacking areas against Man United, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was so fast on the counter attack. Man United defeated Man City at Etihad, thanks to two goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw. Despite the defeat, City are still on top of the Premier League table with 11 points ahead of second place, Man United, after 28 games. “It was a fantastic game. United make incredibly high pressing, and they are so fast on the counter. We played well. Unfortunately, we couldn’t be clinical upfront, so we congratulate United, ” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “We will be the news because...
The Crown Belongs to Liverpool – Guardiola Reacts as Man City Beat Wolves, go 15pts clear
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The Crown Belongs to Liverpool – Guardiola Reacts as Man City Beat Wolves, go 15pts clear

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has claimed the Premier League crown belongs to Liverpool, despite going 15 points clear at the top. The league leaders beat Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday night, to extend their winning run to 21 matches. Pep Guardiola’s men were gifted an opener in the 15th minute through Leander Dendoncker’s own goal. Wolves drew level through Conor Coady’s header, but City managed to retake the lead through Gabriel Jesus. Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1, before Jesus scored his second to secure the three points beyond a shadow of a doubt for Pep Guardiola’s side. “Manchester United. That’s all we care [about now],” Guardiola said after the match. “The champions are Liverpool, the crown belongs to them. We are in the best position right now to take th...
Guardiola Does Not Want Phil Foden To Copy De Bruyne
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Guardiola Does Not Want Phil Foden To Copy De Bruyne

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has advised that Phil Foden does not emulate fellow midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The manager stated that Foden was in good form but doesn't need to imitate what he does for the team. Phil was instrumental in Manchester City's 3-1 win against Cheltenham Town where he scored the team's equalizing goal. And with De Bruyne been out possibly in the coming months, the Englishman may be given a key role. In his statement, Guardiola said; "We have the players, Phil has to be Phil and not be Kevin De Bruyne because there's only one Kevin De Bruyne. "He needs to keep doing what he has been doing in terms of when we are in a bad moment or when we are losing in terms of what he gave to the game. "Phil is in a great moment and with great confi...
Klopp And Guardiola Slam EPL Over Substitutes Rule
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Klopp And Guardiola Slam EPL Over Substitutes Rule

Following the reversal of the English premier league substitute rule back to three subs in a match, two of the EPL most elite coaches have reacted to the news... The two respected coaches have accused the governing body of making a mistake by not allowing five changes per game. Klopp feels the Premier League showed a 'lack of leadership' with their decision to cut back on substitutes because of the packed schedules several teams were going to encounter. Speaking on Friday, Manchester City boss Guardiola echoed Klopp's thoughts, saying there has been "47 per cent more muscular injuries" this year compared to the same stage of the campaign in 2019-20. And the Catalan has added his voice to a growing campaign for the Premier League to rethink the decision to only allow three s...
Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane will Leave Manchester City for new Club
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Guardiola Confirms Leroy Sane will Leave Manchester City for new Club

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that winger, Leroy Sane will leave his side for a new club at the end of the 2019-20 campaign or next summer. Guardiola stated this on Friday, at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s Premier League clash against Burnley on Monday. Sane’s current deal with Man City will end next summer. The 24-year-old has so far rejected several offers from Man City to extend his contract at Etihad. “Leroy said he does not want to extend his contract,” Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website as saying. “It means he wants to leave. So that’ll happen this summer or at the end of his contract. “The club offered 2 or 3 times, and he rejected it. He wants to play at another club.” Guardiola added: “I’m ...
What Guardiola Said after Man City Failed to Beat Crystal Palace
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What Guardiola Said after Man City Failed to Beat Crystal Palace

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has reacted to his side’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Crystal Palace opened scoring in the first half through Cenk Tosun, but Sergio Aguero scored two goals in the second half to give City the lead before Fernandinho scored a late own goal to ensure both sides shared a point each at the Etihad Speaking after the game, Guardiola told BBC Sport: “Well it was a tight game. “We did everything we scored two times and unfortunately we could not win, and unfortunately the late own goal changes the game.” Asked what he told his players at half time, Guardiola added: “I told them to Keep going and don’t stop opposing the box and try to control the game. “They got too tight and they tried to make...
Pep Guardiola Reveals The Man United Stars That Destroyed Man City
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Pep Guardiola Reveals The Man United Stars That Destroyed Man City

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has admitted that his side had no answer for the speed of three Manchester United’s attackers in their 2-1 home defeat to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on Saturday. According to the Spaniard, Man City could not cope with the pace of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Dan James. Rashford won and converted a penalty before Martial struck to give the visitors two goals lead in the first half. Nicolas Otamendi’s late goal gave City hope of a comeback, but Solskjaer’s United held on for a valuable win. With the defeat City fall 14 points behind leaders Liverpool, with their title defence in tatters. “I like how my team played,” he told post-match press conference. “We conceded a little bit more, not than usual, but than in the last years aga...
Jose Mourinho Becomes Second Highest-Paid Manager In The World
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Jose Mourinho Becomes Second Highest-Paid Manager In The World

Jose Mourinho is now the second highest-paid manager in the world after signing a massive £15m-a-year contract to become the new coach of Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho's new job with Tottenham confirmed his 4th return as coach in England after managing Manchester United and Chelsea twice. On Wednesday, November, 20, the Portuguese manager, 56, signed a four-year contract worth £15m-a-year and jumped straight into the list of the highest-paid managers in the World at No 2. Jose Mourinho now comes behind Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, who takes home £20m-a-year. SEE THE TOP 10 HIGHEST-PAID MANAGERS BELOW. 1. Pep Guardiola - Manchester City (£20m) 2. Jose Mourinho - Tottenham (£15m) 3. Diego Simeone - Atletico Madrid (£13m) 4. Rafa Benitez - Dalian Yifang (£11....
Guardiola Takes final Decision on Leaving Manchester City for Juventus
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Guardiola Takes final Decision on Leaving Manchester City for Juventus

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has reached a final decision concerning his future at the club, according to Daily Express. The Spaniard has assured the Etihad landlords that he is not going anywhere for at least two years. Guardiola spent four seasons at Barcelona and three campaigns at Bayern Munich. Some City fans feared that he could choose to walk away before 2019/20, amid being linked with Italian giants, Juventus. However, Daily Express reports that Guardiola has told close friends that he intends to honour his contract by staying put until at least 2021. There were reports earlier this season suggesting that he could be in line to replace Max Allegri at Juventus. Victory over Brighton on Sunday would make City the first team to win the Premier League titl...
Guardiola Predicts Brighton vs Manchester City Match after win Over Leicester
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Guardiola Predicts Brighton vs Manchester City Match after win Over Leicester

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has predicted that his side’s Premier League clash against Brighton this weekend will be a “tough” match. Guardiola said this following Man City’s Premier League 1-0 win over Leicester City on Monday night at Etihad. The first half ended goalless, before captain, Vincent Kompany unleashed an unstoppable effort to seal all three points for Guardiola’s men against the visitors. “One game left – it will be so tough like today – we are away and we saw Brighton had a good game at Arsenal,” Guardiola told BBC Sport. “But it is in our hands, don’t forget but we could have been 10 points behind if we lost to Liverpool here [on January 3]. “We were seven points behind, but we are in the last game and it is in our hands. We are going to prepare ...
Guardiola Makes Claims About Liverpool’s Premier League Title Race
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Guardiola Makes Claims About Liverpool’s Premier League Title Race

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has revealed he regards a key advantage for Liverpool in Premier League title race. Guardiola said Liverpool benefitted from their failure to progress in both the League Cup and FA Cup. The Catalan said that it was of no advantage to his team that Liverpool now have the added demand of a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. City have played nine more domestic cup games than Jurgen Klopp’s side this season having won the League Cup and reached next month’s FA Cup final. The Reds were eliminated at the first hurdle in both competitions. Liverpool are preparing for a Champions League last four tie against Barcelona and next Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United. But Guardiola, whose City team were dumped ou...
Manchester Derby: Guardiola Doesn’t Like Solskjaer’s Comments About Kicking
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Manchester Derby: Guardiola Doesn’t Like Solskjaer’s Comments About Kicking

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is amazed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pre-derby warning to his Manchester United players that they should be ready to be kicked at Old Trafford on Wednesday. On Tuesday morning Solskjaer said: "There will be fouls. They will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you." "Did he say that? With 65% or 70% possession, how do we do that?" said Guardiola. "I don't like it. My side is not built like that, not at all." Guardiola has previously denied accusations he tells his teams to commit 'tactical fouls' to halt opposition counter-attacks. Privately, City are bemused at United letting Solskjaer speak about the issue, mainly because the statistics do not back up the Norwegian's view. According to Opta, City have conceded 170 free-kicks, excluding ...
Leicester City Confirm Deal For Iheanacho
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Leicester City Confirm Deal For Iheanacho

Leicester City vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddha-naprabha, has confirmed that the Foxes will sign Kelechi Iheanacho in the shortest possible time. He added that Leicester and Manchester City have already agreed on a fee, but it was dispute concerning the player’s right that was delaying the deal. “Yes, we have interest in him,” Srivaddha-naprabha said. “But we have to wait for Manchester City’s stance on this, as they are still in their pre-season as well. If it happens, it will be soon. “Leicester City’s transfer market is not over yet. We just signed three players and there will be at least one more. “We aim for a top-10 position this season. If we start well in the first half of the season, then we will also expand our focus to cup competitions.” Manchester City boss, Pe...

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