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Pep Guardiola - Manchester City squad won't need big changes in future

11 August 2017

After under-performing last season, City are genuine title contenders, with many tipping Guardolia's outfit to lift the trophy at the end of the season on the back of some impressive-looking activity in the transfer market.

Guardiola will travel to Brighton with new signings Bernardo Silva, Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker and Danilo, although Benjamin Mendy is still working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury.

"We spoke and I saw how tough the league is last season".

"People say in my first press conference we are favourites".

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The same system was deployed by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in his team's title-winning campaign last season and has since been adopted by a number of other managers, including Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

City are overwhelming favourites to win the match and it will be important for them to respect Brighton as they try to take three points.

These three full backs will be a huge upgrade from City's full backs last season and will add a huge attacking force and the speed to track back in defense.

"We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is".

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Four of those new players cost more than £40m but that pales into insignificance compared to the €222m (£197m) Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar.

Guardiola seemed unprepared for the rude physicality of English football and was derided for saying he was "not a coach for the tackles" after a one-sided 4-2 defeat at Leicester City. We have to deal with that and handle that.

The City boss says that transfer fees can not continue to grow at the current case and expects them to level off at some point. He's a player who knows how to make key passes and I'm obviously very excited because I know how these kind of players can decide games and help you towards achieving great things. But not what happened this summer.

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution. But the solution is not changing players every season. The group of players are going to stay here for a long time.

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Pep Guardiola - Manchester City squad won't need big changes in future