Pep Guardiola: Man City need to improve attacking to have title hopes

Pep Guardiola: Man City need to improve attacking to have title hopes

Pep Guardiola: Man City need to improve attacking to have title hopes

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Five minutes later, Brighton defender Dunk slammed a header into his own net as he tried to clear a cross under pressure from Jesus, with the home side lacking the firepower to mount a comeback in the closing stages.

"Last season we were third and people said it was a disaster". That make a gap and made everything more expensive. "Manchester City are many pundits" favourites for the title this year.

"If we can keep (captain) Vincent Kompany fit and in the team alongside the new signings, then I think we have everything ready for a very successful 2017/18 campaign". We try to make a good build-up, try to do high pressing, monopolise the ball, move the team through the ball, attack outside and inside.

"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season", said Guardiola.

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

"It was always going to be hard for us to score", said Brighton manager Chris Hughton.

"We have to learn to attack better if teams play in that way, the big teams have to handle those situations".

Brighton boss Chris Hughton: "For 70 minutes I thought we were good, there's only one way we can play against a team like City". We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe not just the Premier League and we need to change it.

"There are a lot of positives to take out of this game, building on what we did in preseason". Jenas believes that City are favourites but that they must win something with the quality that they have got.

Guardiola had a troubled debut campaign at Eastlands as the Spaniard failing to win a trophy for the first time in his storied managerial career.

"It's very hard when you see the spending of some clubs in the summer, Manchester United of course and Chelsea who will be right up there". It is weird because as defensively fragile as they looked at times previous year.

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