Pep Guardiola takes heart as Manchester City stroll
By AFP | Published: 13th August 2017 11:28 AM |
BRIGHTON: Pep Guardiola believes the best is yet to come from Manchester City after they kicked off their Premier League title challenge with a 2-0 win at Brighton on Saturday.
Guardiola has spent over £200 million ($258 million) on new signings as the Spaniard aims to make amends for City's trophyless flop in his first season in charge.
The early returns were encouraging as City eased to victory thanks to Sergio Aguero's 70th minute strike and an own goal from Lewis Dunk five minutes later.
Guardiola was satisfied with the way City controlled possession and eventually killed off newly promoted Brighton.
But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss expects even better from City once his new players get used to the tempo of the Premier League.
"We had chances in the first minutes. We have controlled the counter-attacks and we didn't concede one chance. We are going to improve the way we attack," Guardiola said.
"I was very happy with the new players. I want to say thank you to the club. We have huge players with lots of talent.
"Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City -- we are a strong club.
"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season. We were stable but we have to try to improve. The most important thing was to win the first game."