Pep Guardiola demands more quality to Manchester City's play

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus in action during a shooting drill his his team

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus in action during a shooting drill his his team

After the match, Guardiola spoke about Manchester City's preparation and performance in Saturday's win.

Five minutes later, Brighton defender Dunk slammed a header into his own net as he tried to clear a cross under pressure from Jesus, with the home side lacking the firepower to mount a comeback in the closing stages.

"In the next few years City will buy one, two, maybe three players". I was manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich so I can handle that situation.

"It's a very disappointed changing room, which shows it means something to them and shows they know that for 70 minutes we were very much in the game". We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands.

"Before the Sergio goal we had chances in the first half and the second half and in these sort of games when teams defend with 10 players, deeper, deeper it's so important to score the first goal", Guardiola told a news conference. "It's normal that the players and supporters are going to be celebrating for a period of time, but we have had to come down to reality", Brighton boss Hughton said.

"The season is going to be long, but today was an improvement on what we did last season".

"Here every game is a battle, and from my experience - in Barcelona too - it's hard against a newly-promoted club". Jenas believes that City are favourites but that they must win something with the quality that they have got. This summer we had to do that because we had one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League.

"We attacked too slowly we have to be a little bit quicker and a little bit more precise with more accuracy in our passes".

Hit play on the video at the top of the page to watch highlights. But if he wants me to play up front alone, it's his decision.

"I would like to see Pep Guardiola stay even if City didn't win a trophy, but the reality of football is that he would most likely be sacked if we have another season like the last one". It is weird because as defensively fragile as they looked at times past year.

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