Published: Mon, August 27, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Man City boss Guardiola: Sane knows what he must do

Man City boss Guardiola: Sane knows what he must do

And it proved to be decisive as Wolves held onto a 1-1 draw to earn a point against the Champions.

But against Wolves, Pep Guardiola will coming up against a odd opposition, but it is widely expected to deal with the threat of Wolves and ease their way to victory.

Wolves offered a fine blend of solid defence, often setting up with five at the back when City came forward, but objective and aggression in attack. It was a joy to watch and turned what could have been a walkover or a routine win for City into a genuinely competitive encounter.

"We conceded too many counter attacks, we were not settled but especially because we missed simple passes", said Guardiola.

'In the past two weeks in training I've seen the Leroy that I know and we know.

The Champions have two wins already in their first two games this season beating Arsenal on the opening weekend at the Emirates and last weekend crushed Huddersfield 6-1 to reign supreme at the top of the table.

Elsewhere, Arsenal will travel to play West Ham United later in the day and the Gunners will be looking finally kickstart their campaign after suffering back to back setbacks against Manchester City and Chelsea early in the month. "I'm confident that they will take points off our competitors". The former Benfica shot stopper is expected to guard the sticks during Saturday's visit to take on Nuno Espirito Santo's side. We play at the same level as we did last season. We have to choose, now Mendy is playing more wide. "No matter what opponent you have you should play the way you think you should play".

Following the Newcastle game, Guardiola will see most of his player leave Manchester for the worldwide break.

Guardiola usually knows what to say within the confines of the dressing room, but he does not mind filtering slithers of his discontent out into the public domain via his press conferences, either. I don't like to criticise them. "Every manager can do what they want because they know their teams".

"It is not the case that when someone in this team is not playing that I'm not happy with them or they don't deserve it".

'We tried to send a lot of messages about the strength and tactics this week.

There are caveats, of course.

That said, Raheem Sterling very almost put the visitors ahead with 20 minutes gone, only for Rui Patricio to make a stupendous save as the City forward's long-range curling effort seemed destined for the top corner... Equally not every team towards the lower end of the table has the same resources, which allow Wolves to set up in this way. Guardiola was asked in the light of that incident, that whether VAR should be introduced in the English top-flight, to which the Catalan manager responded, "The Premier League will decide when VAR will be here, it's none of my business".

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