Guardiola Claims Manchester City Need to Be Warned about Napoli

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions that the Champions League group for Manchester city is an easy one.


After having been paired up alongside some of the best teams in the world even at the group stages, City may be set for an easy ride after being involved in a group containing Feyenoord, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Napoli. However, Guardiola has downplayed expectations by claiming that all the teams have great pedigree when it comes to this competition, while Napoli are of the top three teams in European football at the moment.

Italian outfit Napoli had to reach this stage of the competition after negotiating a qualifier, as they could only finish third in the Italian Serie A last season. City also had a similar finish but in a much higher Premier league competition. City are the overwhelming favourites to reach the knockout stages from this group, but Guardiola knows that his team should be prepared for surprises. (more…)

Manchester City manager happy with his team

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stated that he is happy with his current team.


He said that he already had a good squad last season and that it was important to strengthen certain weaknesses. Indeed Manchester City was poor at the back last season and this time around they have signed three defenders as well as a new goalkeeper.

Pep Guardiola believes that his team was quite good in attack and that it was important to strengthen the team at the back. He said that this would give more freedom to the offensive players as they will not have to worry about conceding goals at the back.

He said that his team is ready for the new season and that they are looking forward to making a good start to the season. He believes that the players are ready and that there is a good team spirit within the team. (more…)

UNITED BADLY NEED JAMES RODRIGUEZ

 It was the summer of 2013 and United were on the hunt for creative forces to aid their ageing squad.


Amidst the back and forth transfer rumours of that time the fact that Manchester United biggest concern was their midfield was not lost on anybody.

Despite dominating EPL scenes season in season out, their midfield remained one big bag of big concern and was mostly at fault each time they faltered. The double Champions League final losses to Barcelona had more to do with their mid-spine.

In breaking the bank and having Anders Herrera and MarouaneFellaini, plus Michael Carrick still hanging around, United can be said to have finally fixed an overdue bug and with that everyone’s clamour has been laid to bed.

Still, United this season managed to finish 24 points behind champions Chelsea and 7 off the Champions League spots, leaving them hanging on Wednesday’s Europa League thread as their last resort to the UCL route. And that’s plain shameful. (more…)

Pep Guardiola is interested in signing players in the summer

In order to not get behind the likes of Chelsea and the rest of the top clubs in the English Premier League, Pep Guardiola has stated that he wants and has to be active in the upcoming summer transfer window.


Pep Guardiola is confident that all of the title contenders of the top tier English League will be very active when the transfer window re-opens on July 1st and this is going to force him on having to reinforce his squad as well.

‘’We speak every day about what we do to improve the quality of the players we have, and will have in the future. What we can do get better and, of course, buy some players to help us to be stronger’’

“But all the teams are going to think about that. Even Chelsea is going to buy players. It will make an exceptional Premier League so every club is going to try to improve. I remember Sir Alex Ferguson would win titles and titles but every season would change players. You have to do that.” Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola said. (more…)

AGUERO CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH GIRLFRIEND

Manchester City forward, Sergio Aguero has put the club’s 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park behind him as he and his girlfriend, Karina Tajeda went their four-year wedding anniversary celebration.


The Argentina international striker posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: ‘Four years with you! I love you.’

Tajeda may just be the star’s girlfriend in England but she is just as famous as her footballing boyfriend in Argentina. As a major pop star in South America, together they form something very much like Posh and Becks.

Aguero met his famous partner at a concert shortly after his very public split from Giannina Maradona – daughter of footballing legend Diego and mother to his son Benjamin – and the have been inseparable since then. It had brought a bright end to an otherwise poor showing for the striker after he and his teammates were humiliated by Ronald Koeman’s men. (more…)

ENRIQUE: MESSI WILL PLAY AGAINST CELTIC

Barcelona are set to play Celtic in Wednesday’s Champions League clash. Coach Luis Enrique has said that star forward Lionel Messi would feature in the game after reporters inquired of a rift building between the Argentine star and the club.


“Lionel is always ready to play and I’m sure he will be ready to face Celtic. He is 100 percent and eager to give the best version of himself,” Enrique said. On future plans of Messi, the coach said: “I don’t know. I have no idea.”

There have been reports that City have a really strong interest in landing Lionel Messi despite the odds. The Sky Blues reportedly want to break the bank in a bid to lure the superstar player to join his former coach Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. The Mirror claims that City are willing to pay Barcelona £100 million whilst promising Messi £500,000 in weekly wages. (more…)

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