Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay


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The only sour note for City was a tweet from Mendy, saying: "Bullet header" in reference to Lewis Dunk's own goal.

City have since spent over £200 million in the transfer window and offloaded many players who were deemed as surplus to requirements.

Gabriel made an immediate splash upon arriving from Palmeiras in January, scoring three goals in his first two Premier League starts and pushing the Argentina global to the bench.

Manchester City will travel to Brighton at 16:30GMT. I was manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich so I can handle that situation.

"He has got to work with them for the last four or five weeks, getting them into the type of shape that he wants to play good football". "These two guys have goals in their blood, they live for that, but to score goals we have to try to create".

"The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed after last season".

"They had chances, both of them, but of course we need goals", said Guardiola.

"I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983".

"Like every club that's promoted to the Premier League, it's to finish 17th or higher. We have to win the games that we can do". You don't see one player on my team not running.

Guardiola added: "And we ran a lot".

Man City signed Walker from Jenas' former club for around £50m earlier in the transfer window and he believes that Tottenham got a good fee, but is anxious to see Guardiola working with England's best right-back.

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Failing to win against the likes of Leicester, Stoke and Middlesbrough contributed to City's title charge fizzling out last term and, having once again been installed as pre-season favourites, Kompany believes new-found patience and grit make Pep Guardiola's side a greater threat. "The one time we got stretched, they capitalised on it".